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Nomacorc Debuts Select Series Wine Closures to U.S. at Unified Symposium

Posted on January 20, 2011

Nomacorc, the world’s leading producer of alternative wine closures, is debuting its new, innovative, high-performance line of co-extruded closures – the Select Series – in the United States at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, Jan. 25-27 in Sacramento, Calif.

Tailored to eliminate fault in winemaking and provide solutions for wines with complex oxygen management requirements, the Select Series consists of multiple products, each designed to play a specific role in post-bottling oxygen management, wine preservation and development. Nomacorc’s global research programs have revealed that the management of oxygen throughout the winemaking process is crucial to achieving optimal wine aroma, flavor, structure and color and that the closure directly affects the chemical and sensory development of wine.

The first two products in the Select Series – the Select 700, available for delivery this month, and the Select 500, available in February – will make their U.S. debut at the Unified Symposium. In April, Nomacorc will launch the Select 300, followed by the Select 100 later in 2011.

“We are excited for winemakers to experience firsthand how these closures integrate science and the art of winemaking,” said Malcolm Thompson, global vice president of marketing and innovation at Nomacorc. “The Select Series provides winemakers with closures that expand and extend the existing range of oxygen transfer rates available through Nomacorc products, with a visual appearance and texture almost indistinguishable from natural cork.”

The first synthetic closures that can be end-printed, the Select Series corks have a natural bark-like roughness and chamfered edge achieved using advanced cutting technology. Both the Select 700 and Select 500 are available in 38, 44 and 47 mm lengths in a natural wood-grain finish.

Nomacorc also is in the early stages of research and development for a tool that will analyze and determine the ideal closure for a wine based on factors such as varietal and desired shelf life.

“The vision for this capability is to employ the findings of our extensive research and further support winemaker intention by identifying the best Nomacorc closure for an individual wine,” said Dr. Stéphane Vidal, global director of enology for Nomacorc. “This tool will provide winemakers with even more control over bringing their winemaker vision to life.”

The Select Series is backed by the Nomacorc Winemaker Promise, a commitment to consistent oxygen control, total protection from cork taint and the highest degree of quality assurance.

Representatives from Nomacorc will showcase the Select Series at the Unified Symposium, held at the Sacramento Convention Center, at booth 1010. Nomacorc will conduct daily drawings at its booth and award prizes to trade show attendees who participate in its “Have you been Selected?” challenge.

The following video contains more information about the Select Series:

About Nomacorc
Nomacorc is a worldwide leader in wine closures and the No. 1 closure brand for still wines in many countries including France, Germany and the United States. Dedicated to technological innovation, Nomacorc manufactures its portfolio of products using a patented co-extrusion process. As a result, Nomacorc closures provide consistent, predictable oxygen management and protect against off-flavors due to oxidation, reduction or cork taint. Nomacorc’s 100 percent recyclable products are available through a vast network of distributors and sales agents on six continents. With 500 employees worldwide and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the United States, Belgium, Austria and China, Nomacorc produces more than 2 billion closures annually. Working with renowned wine research institutes worldwide, the company leads the wine closure industry in fundamental and applied research into oxygen management in wine. For more information, visit or follow Nomacorc on Twitter and Facebook.

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