Cork makers are celebrating because the industry just pulled off a major comeback.
Because cork was being blamed for giving wines a moldy taste, it was facing extinction as the wine industry was turning to screw tops and plastic stoppers instead. However, cork makers have gone modern and are using robots and lasers to better detect taint.
Cork thus raised its U.S. market share from 50 percent to 60 percent in the last decade.
There's nothing quite like nostalgia, right?
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