Once tainted, Portugal's cork industry fights back

ReutersNewsPublished: May 9, 20175 views
Published: May 9, 2017

A decade ago, shares in the world's largest cork producer, Corticeira Amorim, didn't look like a great bet. Its biggest customer, the wine industry, was flirting with cheaper products that threatened cork's dominance: screw tops and plastic stoppers. But the cork industry has since staged a quiet but dramatic comeback, as Sonia Legg reports.

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