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Cork Supply USA, Inc. Announces Bottle Buy Back Guarantee

Posted on October 21, 2015

October 21, 2015—Benicia, CA---Cork Supply USA, Inc., announced today the launch of an unprecedented Bottle Buy Back Guarantee as an extra advantage of the company’s innovative DS100 program. Originally introduced in 2013, the DS100 process is currently used to evaluate more than 2 million corks per year. Every cork for a DS100 order is isolated in a sterile jar with several drops of distilled water, then sealed and left to hydrate for 48 hours. When our trained lab staff opens and sniffs each jar, TCA—if present—can be accurately detected. This has proven effective in virtually eliminating the risk of finished wines contaminated by TCA and other taint. Cork Supply’s new Bottle Buy Back Guarantee offers participants in the DS100 program another layer of confidence in the company’s DS100 natural cork closures.

James Herwatt, CEO, Cork Supply USA, Inc. said, “Our Bottle Buy Back Guarantee is a quality commitment from Cork Supply. We stand behind our DS100 Inspection Process and believe it offers the most advanced and thorough quality control available. DS100 ensures that each of our natural corks delivers the ultimate sensory performance to every wine bottle.”

The Bottle Buy Back Guarantee refers only to bottles sealed with a Cork Supply 100% Inspected DS100 Natural Cork. The program is valid for all DS100 corks shipped and invoiced from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016. Wineries receiving a cork taint claim will be required to return the bottle and cork to the Cork Supply laboratory in Benicia for inspection. The cork and wine will be tested and if cork-derived taint is discovered, Cork Supply will reimburse the winery for the release price of the wine. Eligibility for reimbursement is limited to within five years of the bottling of the wine.

Wineries interested in learning more about the Cork Supply DS100 Program and the Bottle Buy Back Guarantee are encouraged to contact Cork Supply’s offices in Benicia, CA, at (707) 746-0353. Wineries currently participating in the DS100 Program should contact their Cork Supply Sales Consultant for more information on the Bottle Buy Back Guarantee. Further details about Cork Supply’s Bottle Buy Back Guarantee can be found on the company’s website at:

About Cork Supply
For more than three decades, the Cork Supply Group has been redefining quality through innovation, superior service, and expertise. The company offers premium closure products to the global wine industry, including natural corks, technical corks, bartops, Nomacorc® synthetic corks, tin and polylaminate capsules, wirehoods and foils, and screwcaps. In addition, the Group offers labels from the award-winning Studio Labels, as well as traditional handcrafted, custom-finished French and American oak barrels and Creative Oak alternatives from their state-of-the-art cooperage, Tonnellerie Ô.

The Cork Supply Group is a Lean and ISO-certified producer of premium wine closures and luxury cooperage products. The Group operates production facilities in all corners of the globe, including the United States, Europe, Australia, Argentina, China and South America, providing services to wineries in more than thirty countries. See more at:

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