Friday, September 25, 2015

Amorim Cork Helix launch at the Westin Grand

During Cape Wine, we were invited to the Westin Grand next to the CTICC by Amorim Cork to attend the launch of their new cork closure, Helix, a mushroom shaped composite cork designed for easy opening without a corkscrew. It is for use with wines which will not be kept longer than two years. The bottles which have a special raised helix in the neck, are manufactured at a factory in France. The corks can be used on normal bottling lines with some adaptations.
The view from the top of the Westin Grand is spectacular
The event was held in the upstairs conference facility
Leigh-Ann Mol was the MC
António Rios de Amorim, CEO of Amorim Corks in Portugal tells us about the new composite Helix cork which is mushroom shaped
and shows us the new cork being used in French and Italian wine bottles and in a Krone Chardonnay/Pinot noir wine by Vinimark
This is how they are being used in Europe with the cork visible and held on by a heat sealed plastic cap
The Krone cap design tries to echo a champagne cork and foil to show how easy they are to remove by just twisting off
Abigail Rands of Vinimark, who have plans to use the cork on some other brands as well
Some of the vegetarian canapés served
Some fishcakes and some filo pastries with a sweet chilli sauce
A red Thai curry was gratefully received
And these were the tempting dessert canapés
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2015
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