This Is Where Your Wine Corks Come From

Wine Corks

Uncorking a bottle of wine after a long day is one of the few true pleasures in life. But ever wonder where that small cork comes from?

In Portugal, there’s a long and rich history of harvesting cork trees. Harvesters strip trees of their bark by hand, using a process that makes sure the tree remains alive and healthy for future corks.

The process is so difficult that harvesters begin learning the trade from a young age, keeping up a skill passed down through the generations. It is an amazing journey and process, check it out below.

Video by Great Big Story


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