Screw cap wine blamed for loss of forest in new campaign to revive traditional cork

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TO/RFRANCE, PERTHUS : Un ouvrier forestier charge des plaques de liége récoltées dans une suberaie sur les hauteurs du Perthus, le 15 juin 2006. AFP PHOTO/ RAYMOND ROIG

The fashion for screw cap wines among the middle classes is destroying forests and could lead to the extinction of one of world’s rarest wildcats, ecologists claim.

It used to be unthinkable to start a dinner party without a satisfying ‘pop’ of the cork.


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