How 40 Million Cork Wine Stoppers Are Harvested A Day | Big Business

7 Peb 2021
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Half of the world's cork wine stoppers come from Portugal's cork oak trees. These trees are so important to the country's ecosystem and economy, they're protected under Portuguese law. We went inside the forests of Alentejo to see how the cork bark is carefully harvested every nine years so it doesn't hurt the trees. This footage was filmed in 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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How 40 Million Cork Wine Stoppers Are Harvested A Year | Big Business

  • Now i know if tree had a skin

    Idho KungIdho Kung5 menit yang lalu
  • Why don’t just use cap!

    Lay 'O La LakotaLay 'O La Lakota6 jam yang lalu
  • can they make any paper products on that barks?

    M BuiM Bui11 jam yang lalu
  • Seriously, where do I find cork leather?

    Hough WhiteHough White12 jam yang lalu
  • Cool

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  • 🤭 really i just to know 😧😮

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  • so ur making the tree naked

    TrNzBoiiTrNzBoii22 jam yang lalu
  • My grandpa said it also has likely to do with preserving the flavor.

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  • How 40 million a day!?

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  • Video is a repost.

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  • केस कापून येतो तसेच 👍

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  • When you learn more than at school...

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  • 1:44 We ain't gonna talk about the millions of ants living on that tree?

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  • Just to think this tree is a human. We taking your skin off

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  • It's an Haram

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  • Great to see this being done in practice /

    Ivan KinsmanIvan Kinsman2 hari yang lalu
  • its interesting how similar those axes look to medieval battleaxes with their thin cross sections.

    Swing Low Sweet ChariotsSwing Low Sweet Chariots2 hari yang lalu
  • Its really rare for me to see just one cork this day... 🤔🤨😑

    Maximus SuriyaMaximus Suriya2 hari yang lalu
  • I'm so proud to be from the land of the cork soakers!

    Portugal_PetePortugal_Pete2 hari yang lalu
  • Why don't they RECYCLE and sterilize used cork wine stoppers to make new ones or make them out of a biodegradable synthetic to leave forests alone?

    treck87treck872 hari yang lalu
    • quote "Cork is harvested on a sustainable basis and the stripping of the bark does not harm the tree in any way. The bark grows back completely, taking on a smoother texture after each harvest. A cork oak tree can be safely harvested up to 20 times during its life cycle, making cork a truly inexhaustible natural resource."

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    • they arent harming the trees

      ManimanocasManimanocas2 hari yang lalu
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  • 2:54 I don’t like the room, doesn’t fit the theme

    Vasco Nunes VicenteVasco Nunes Vicente3 hari yang lalu
  • Poor trees!!! I want to know how it healed

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  • Nice, wow.

    Latvian minecrafterLatvian minecrafter3 hari yang lalu
  • In Portugal it is very traditional to beat the living shit out of anyone who offers you a wine bottle with a screw top

    whiskeymarxwhiskeymarx3 hari yang lalu
  • I was today years old when i realized that corks are made from wood rather than rubber 👁👄👁

    Fresno Lance R.Fresno Lance R.3 hari yang lalu
  • Forca Amigos

    Jorge UJorge U3 hari yang lalu
  • Its pop the cork, now what do you?

    Nike DerrenceNike Derrence3 hari yang lalu
  • Very sad they are destroying Mother Nature, one day we will repent for this sinful act.,😭

    Rajani KhandeshiRajani Khandeshi3 hari yang lalu
  • So ripping there skin off dosnt harm them?

    Shane BethuneShane Bethune3 hari yang lalu
  • Does this hurts the tree??

    Allasos AllasostefosAllasos Allasostefos3 hari yang lalu
  • For lease respect the trees

    Guillermo MartinezGuillermo Martinez4 hari yang lalu
  • As a minecraft player, I'm disappointed and surprise that their right clicking

    Krissy BiscochoKrissy Biscocho4 hari yang lalu
  • Best thing is that they aren't cutting the tree's ❤️🙌

  • "Without hurting the tree...." Dude,,, you simply peel off its skin 🤨

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  • 😠

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  • Just learned something

    scott russellscott russell5 hari yang lalu
  • How do we still have so much

    MrfluffybeehiveMrfluffybeehive5 hari yang lalu
  • Кору содрали, дерево погибнет или же нет?

    Ватник ЯВатник Я5 hari yang lalu
  • What happens to tree once the upper layer removed. Will tree live?

    • yea they live well and regrow 7 or 8 years after and they have 1 year with the bark before being removed quote "Cork is harvested on a sustainable basis and the stripping of the bark does not harm the tree in any way. The bark grows back completely, taking on a smoother texture after each harvest. A cork oak tree can be safely harvested up to 20 times during its life cycle, making cork a truly inexhaustible natural resource."

      ManimanocasManimanocas2 hari yang lalu
    • Yep. . They are only taking the outer layer

      scott russellscott russell5 hari yang lalu
  • Looks beautiful there

    Ja2808Ja28085 hari yang lalu
  • You are destroying the forest just for your shitty wines

    Radu A.Radu A.5 hari yang lalu
  • What is the difference between cork and rubberized cork.

    Gulshan PuriGulshan Puri5 hari yang lalu
  • Theres been a storage of cork for decades. That's why they have substituted versions. I saved thousands of them and repurposed them.

    Conditionally UnconditionalConditionally Unconditional5 hari yang lalu
  • Worker: we are very carefull not to harm the tree... Me: 🤭

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  • Dry comeah from a longa line of corrk soakers

    Gary ValenciaGary Valencia5 hari yang lalu
  • Not fair .......... 🤔

    Sohail OrangzebSohail Orangzeb5 hari yang lalu
  • They just make trees stripped naked tho

    DipsyDipsy5 hari yang lalu
  • Doesn't stripping the bark off a tree kill it?

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  • Thanks, I loved learning about the rules and techniques.

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  • Satisfying

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  • Wow

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  • El alcornoque!

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  • Those debarked trees look like hairless cats

    John Paul SmithdealJohn Paul Smithdeal6 hari yang lalu
  • That expression shove a cork in it just went to a whole new level

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  • Pandemic? They are not idiots to believe in that shit.

    Russ VorontsoffRuss Vorontsoff6 hari yang lalu
  • 9

    martha reyesmartha reyes6 hari yang lalu
  • You know, corkwood is a great insulating and construction material. Home Depot would sell tons of it. Siding, sound proofing, decorating, the number of uses is infinite. So why doesn’t Home Depot sell corkwood? Because Georgia Pacific cuts down native forests. And they Washington D.C. to keep corkwood out of Home Depot.

    Ron LiebermannRon Liebermann7 hari yang lalu
  • From childhood until now I thought cork is made from the trunk. Who expected it to be made from the bark of a tree

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  • U just killed that tree.

    JG SmileJG Smile7 hari yang lalu
    • Nope

      scott russellscott russell5 hari yang lalu
  • Wow I thought it's originated from tree trunks

    Augh BableAugh Bable7 hari yang lalu
  • Very cool and interesting

    welty69welty697 hari yang lalu
  • Oh wow, I didn't know that it took so much to produce that little stopper. Now I know why the grocery store wine costs less.

    ChumpsChumps7 hari yang lalu
  • Tree killing mfs ,SMFH

    Shermaine CallahanShermaine Callahan7 hari yang lalu
    • They are not killing the trees.. they are taking the out layer off... the tree will regrow in 9 years

      scott russellscott russell5 hari yang lalu
  • Sad to see these majestic trees will die . If we can find alternatives from paper based cork screw s .

    Ajith SamaratungaAjith Samaratunga7 hari yang lalu
    • Thank you for clarification.

      Ajith SamaratungaAjith Samaratunga2 hari yang lalu
    • They arent damaging the trees quote "Cork is harvested on a sustainable basis and the stripping of the bark does not harm the tree in any way. The bark grows back completely, taking on a smoother texture after each harvest. A cork oak tree can be safely harvested up to 20 times during its life cycle, making cork a truly inexhaustible natural resource." the trees even grow to outsanting years and you still thing they die??

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  • Cork is worth using purely because of the pop sound, in my opinion.

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  • Goood

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  • And growing hemp could....

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  • Time to remove some bark from my neighbours tree :D

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  • Apa ndak mati itu pohon

    WaheedWaheed7 hari yang lalu
  • I love how they reuse the trees and don’t chop down the trees

    Sophia VegaSophia Vega8 hari yang lalu
    • They must be wait for decades for new trees to be ready for be harvested. Why should they chop down them.

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    • Yea

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    • exactly

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  • I kid you not, I read the cork harvesting process in Portugal in print just some hours ago and now it recommends me this......I am paranoid if or not iam being monitored.😂😂😂

    Vaishnav NegiVaishnav Negi8 hari yang lalu
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  • They are undressing the trees. Trees be like don't take off my dress.

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  • Cork experts 😳😳

    NdiranguNdirangu8 hari yang lalu
  • No one wearing woke masks? Portuguese can see through any scam.

    Moses ManakaMoses Manaka8 hari yang lalu
    • You won't find that kind of people anywhere near a place where hard work is being done. The smell of testosterone and sweat is poisonous to them

      Vinnie_PTVinnie_PT7 hari yang lalu
  • That's sad the tree been their thousands of years

    Dee Chosen oneDee Chosen one8 hari yang lalu
    • @Dee Chosen one and that "skin" grows because without humans that area is very fire hazard and the dead skin serves as a protection but humans are there so we protect instead also out of the 9 years 3 are with the dead skin fully grown

      ManimanocasManimanocasHari Yang lalu
    • @Dee Chosen one the orange part Is Bark so they aren't being hurt lol it's like taking out dead overgrown skin

      ManimanocasManimanocasHari Yang lalu
    • @Dee Chosen one they said that when the tree is hurt it is infected and that tree isn't infected trees don't last much if you hurt them lol

      ManimanocasManimanocasHari Yang lalu
    • @Manimanocas well its a difference from being hurt and dieing lol

      Dee Chosen oneDee Chosen oneHari Yang lalu
    • @Dee Chosen one and if the trees survived 200 years and even more Bering harvested every 9 years don't you think if they are being hurt the tree wouldn't survive lol

      ManimanocasManimanocasHari Yang lalu
  • California has a lot of cork oaks.

    Dan EppersonDan Epperson8 hari yang lalu
  • The trees looks so naked 😂

    SantoryuSantoryu8 hari yang lalu
  • Dident know that. Good stuff. Thanks for the interesting content.

    Mark TorresMark Torres8 hari yang lalu
  • 33 yrs, seems like a waste of time to me

    Alexander AturAlexander Atur8 hari yang lalu
    • they make money soo

      ManimanocasManimanocas2 hari yang lalu
  • Amazing 👏

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  • Luar biasa

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  • Because of youtube I now realize cork made of bark from trees

    Reynaldo IwayReynaldo Iway9 hari yang lalu
  • Fun fact : the people who soak the cork before pressing are called " cork soakers " !

    Mr WdpkrMr Wdpkr9 hari yang lalu
  • I never thought I’d see a tree peeled like that. So satisfying to watch.

    Pandora VexPandora Vex9 hari yang lalu
  • I miss the great big story :(

    WilliamTheGunNutWilliamTheGunNut9 hari yang lalu
  • a truly renewable resource!!

    bikinggal1bikinggal19 hari yang lalu
  • Am I the only one to note all the ant's crawling everywhere on the cork as it was being removed? So, 'No ant harmed in the harvesting of this product?' 😁

    Jesse JohnsonJesse Johnson9 hari yang lalu
  • So why are there no laws in place for paper to safe trees

    Truth MinisterTruth Minister9 hari yang lalu
  • I did this for a few summers not easy at all

    Franz BeckenbauerFranz Beckenbauer9 hari yang lalu
  • Worst

    AIO ChannelAIO Channel9 hari yang lalu
  • “Aerospace” cork helmet lol... yea ok Portugal

    Too too Long JonToo too Long Jon9 hari yang lalu
    • @Too too Long Jon we're gonna build a cork rocket. You'll all see.

      Pepe SylviaPepe Sylvia8 hari yang lalu
    • @Pepe Sylvia don’t let you dreams be dreams. Just do it.

      Too too Long JonToo too Long Jon8 hari yang lalu
    • Let us dream.

      Pepe SylviaPepe Sylvia8 hari yang lalu
  • How does one correctly recycle used cork wine stopers?

    Francis EdwardesFrancis Edwardes9 hari yang lalu
  • Most interesting thing I've learned all month.

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