Preserving great wines: the crucial role of the cork

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When it comes to wine, every detail matters. From the choice of grape variety to the winemaking method, every aspect affects the final quality of the wine. One of these is often overlooked: the wine cork.

Yet this element plays a crucial role in preserving the aromas and overall quality of the wine. This article explores the evolution of corking techniques and the impact of corks on wine tasting and preservation.


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The role of the wine cork

Wine corks have an essential role to play in preserving the quality of wine by ensuring that the bottle is hermetically sealed. Without a good cork, wine can oxidize and lose its distinctive aromas.

This is where the Wikeeps wine stopper comes in, a patented innovation that offers optimum preservation of aromas for up to three weeks after opening.

Innovation in wine preservation

Wikeeps’ major innovation lies in the use of oenological gas cartridges. Thanks to these cartridges, the wine stopper can preserve wine for up to 20 days after opening. This system even applies to sparkling wines, thanks to the BUBBL technology launched in 2022.


Wine corks for sparkling wines

Preserving sparkling wine represents a particular challenge. Opening a bottle often results in the loss of its effervescence and aromas. With Wikeeps’ BUBBL system, effervescent wine can now be stored and served by the glass without losing its freshness and sparkle. The wine stopper, combined with this technology, ensures optimal tasting, even days after the bottle has been opened.

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BUBBL gun. – champagne preservation – sparkling wine

The efficiency of the wine stopper

It’s not only efficient, it’s also economical and aesthetically pleasing. It preserves wine in optimal conditions without the need for costly or cumbersome equipment. What’s more, its sleek, modern design blends perfectly into any tasting environment, whether professional or private.

Into the future with the wine stopper

Wikeeps’ wine closure technology marks a turning point in wine preservation. It promises a future where wine lovers can enjoy their favorite wines by the glass, without fear of spoiling the rest of the bottle. A future where the pleasure of tasting is no longer limited by the constraints of preservation.



1. What size cork for wine?

The standard size for a wine cork is 24 mm in diameter and 45 mm in length. This size may vary slightly depending on the type of wine and bottle.

It should be noted that there are also longer corks, often used for higher quality wines or wines destined for longer aging, which can measure up to 49 mm in length. Diameters can also vary, with some high-quality corks measuring up to 26 mm.

2. What impact does the wine cork have on wine enjoyment?

It preserves the wine’s aromas, ensuring optimal tasting even days after the bottle has been opened.

3. Can corks be recycled?

Yes, corks can be recycled. They are 100% natural, biodegradable and renewable.

Recycled cork can be turned into a variety of products, including flooring, building materials, sporting goods, automotive components, handicrafts and much more.

Several cork recycling programs exist around the world. Depending on where you live, there may be cork collection points in your community, or you may have the option of mailing your corks to recycling organizations.


The wine stopper is more than just an accessory, it’s a true ally for wine lovers. Thanks to innovative technologies such as those developed by Wikeeps, wine stoppers play an essential role in preserving aromas and enhancing wine enjoyment.

They offer a practical, economical and aesthetic solution for serving and storing wine in optimal conditions. Whether for still or sparkling wines, it promises an optimal tasting experience, transforming our relationship with wine.

It is a symbol of the evolution of the wine industry, testifying to its constant adaptation to consumer needs and expectations. It is not just a product, but a revolution in wine preservation and tasting.

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