While many vintners are moving away from real cork stoppers, it seems that the rest of the world is embracing the springy, natural material. And why not? It's sustainable, reusable, watertight, sound insulating, and resistant to fire and mold. It's also lightweight, easy to maintain, and highly versatile when appropriate manufacturing techniques are applied.
To date, innovative companies have used cork to make flooring, purses, shoes, furniture, clothing, and even wash basins. Given the seemingly miraculous list of benefits to working with cork, we can definitely expect to see more of it in the future.