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The Wine Road provides the Wine, When and Where of Northern Sonoma to locals and visitors with tips and news on events, wineries, restaurants, outdoor activities, and places to stay.

Hosts Marcy Gordon and Beth Costa share their insider stories about the places to check out when you're exploring along the Wine Road.

Thank you to County of Sonoma, Board of Supervisors - District 5 for their support.

Feb 21, 2019

Wine Road Episode 74 - Let's talk Cork! 

In this Episode, the girls sit down with Cork Quality Council Executive Director, Peter Weber. How much do YOU know about cork? Peter’s talking points include cork harvesting, cork recycling, and of course cork's involvement in the Wine Industry! So sit back, uncork a bottle of Christopher Creek 2014 Creekside Cuvée with them, and enjoy!

Wine Road provides the Wine, When and Where of Northern Sonoma County with news on events, wineries, wines, dining options, activities, and places to stay.

Special Guest: Peter Weber, Executive Director at Cork Quality Council




Show Notes: 

00:48 Wine of the Day:Christopher Creek 2014 Creekside Cuvée

1:40 Introducing the Cork Quality Counsel

3:15 Setting the Standards for Corks

3:45 Why did wineries start using screw tops?

4:22 How is cork harvested? 

6:10 Fun Fact: there are cork trees in CA!

7:29 How is CQC spreading the Positivity of Cork message?

8:22 Cork’s sustainability 

10:00 Check out for videos and more information

10:24 Cork Recycling

12:15 Is it corked or is it screwed??

13:04 Fault Seminars held by Cork Quality Council

14:10 Item of the Day: Decorative Wine Cork Holder 

15:46 Book of the Day: Wine Folly, the Master Guide 

17:40 Barrel Tasting is March 1-3 and March 8-10. TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE! 


Cork Quality Council 

Wine of the Day: Christopher Creek 2014 Creekside Cuvée

Book of the Day: Wine Folly

Item of the Day: Wine Cork Holder 

Birkenstock’s new beauty line, featuring CORK!

Cork Re-harvest


Barrel Tasting Tickets - BUY HERE 


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