Cork has been the #1 closure for wine bottles and preservation since at least the seventeenth century. Though historically, the use of cork closures goes all the way back to ancient Egypt and their gorgeous amphora bottles. The reason cork continues to be the main choice for winemakers over centuries of winemaking is that its natural versatility has proven the most reliable closure for the often sensitive nature of wine. What makes cork such a fascinating topic, and why is the debate about its longevity in a world of “alternative closures” so heated? Join us as we take a glance at wine’s most long-lived and coziest companion.