Is there a cork shortage?
Nope. Cork supplies are just fine!
The rumors about cork disappearing are likely related to the fact that the industry IS experiencing some difficulty, but not due to trees going extinct or there not being enough. The industry is just struggling with a steady fall in demand as alternative closure types (e.g. screw caps, crown caps, synthetic corks) gain popularity. You can do your part to support the cork industry by buying bottles closed with real cork!
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