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How 40 million cork wine stoppers a day are harvested in Portugal

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  • Half of the world’s cork wine stoppers come from Portugal’s cork oak trees.
  • These trees are protected under Portuguese law, so they can only be harvested every nine years.
  • We visit the Alentejo forests to see how the cork bark is harvested so it doesn’t hurt the trees. 
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