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Wine Corks - 1 3/4 in. Grade 3

Wine Corks - 1 3/4 in. Grade 3

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A standard length and diameter single punch cork in a high quality grading at a reasonable price. Corks are typically graded on a scale of 1-10, 1 being the best score, based on the degree of porousness that the actual punch of cork exhibits. Cork trees that show a higher population of worms or fungi tend to yield cork crops which are more porous. The Grade 3 corks show less than average porousness and are on par with the quality of cork used in many commercial facilities. Grade 1 & 2 corks are almost completely solid and sell at very high prices.


These corks are harvested and punched in Portugal, like the majority of the rest of the corks available today. They are processed, sorted, prepped and packaged here in Northern California.

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Best grade natural cork in small quantities
Kathleen B on Aug 7, 2022
Good quality
Bill M on Aug 2, 2022
Best grade natural cork in small quantities
Kathleen B on Aug 7, 2022
Price and value. Smaller quantities available.
David S M on Aug 2, 2022
Good quality
Bill M on Aug 2, 2022
You don't offer Grade 1 or 2 corks in smaller quantities.
Mark M on Jul 7, 2022
a reasonably affordable natural cork
Phillip M on Jul 6, 2022
already have same
Mike A on Jul 1, 2022
I drink my wine with in two years so this is the best most economical choice
Jeremy F on Jun 23, 2022
Satisfaction with previous purchase
Phil M on Jun 20, 2022
building a raft
Lon L on Jun 7, 2022
I have a small run of juice
Steve O on Apr 27, 2022
Have had good luck with them in the past. 5 star rating.
Inez V on Apr 14, 2022
So far this is the best option for natural wine corks
Boris K on Apr 12, 2022
It had a high rating
richard e f on Mar 16, 2022
Good value.
Carl on Mar 15, 2022
Need for Cab and Montepulciano bottling
Robert R on Mar 14, 2022
great cork, work well
MARK P. on Mar 7, 2022
I have used these corks for several years with satisfaction
Greg Stricker on Feb 16, 2022
Right combo of price and quality for my red wines.
Hunter N on Feb 7, 2022
Reviews were positive
Donald C on Feb 3, 2022
Bottling rose
Lisa Walter on Jan 22, 2022
for aging range
D.Murphy on Jan 22, 2022
Using them for years, good for wine aging up to 6-7 years...
Thomas M on Jan 4, 2022
used in the past with great results
Jimmy D on Dec 22, 2021
Used in past with great results
Jimmy D on Dec 22, 2021
I wanted Grade 1 but they are not available in 25 quantities.
Jeremy K on Dec 10, 2021
Replacing some I borrowed from a friend
Rebecca on Dec 9, 2021
Quality
John B on Dec 4, 2021
Quality and fashion
Jim Tebelskis on Dec 2, 2021
Recommended by friend
Robert B on Nov 25, 2021
Used these before and like them
MICHAEL S H on Nov 20, 2021
Quality grade
James L T on Nov 12, 2021
cost
Rich B on Nov 6, 2021
Used it previously
D K on Oct 26, 2021
Good quality cork that has lasted in bottled wine for 5 plus years
Barry G on Oct 18, 2021
already bought this before
Slavi M on Oct 8, 2021
They're pretty.
Don Ray M on Sep 23, 2021
great standard corks much better than synthetics
MARK P. on Sep 17, 2021
bottling
Vince Manning on Sep 16, 2021
best available
RAJIV P on Sep 14, 2021
need to bottle two batches
Chris B on Sep 11, 2021
5-10 years is enough!
Carl on Sep 9, 2021
out of corks
Len C on Sep 6, 2021
out of corks
Len C on Sep 6, 2021
They are what I always get and they work well.
Paul W. W on Aug 25, 2021
Good natural wine corks, and they are biodegradeable.
Michelle T on Aug 18, 2021
To cork bottles.
Brent C on Aug 17, 2021
artifical corks don't work for me with slightly different bottle sizes; too much leakage with artificial or partial artificial. Going back to real cork.
Elsa S on Aug 10, 2021
to use for bottling, I am making more wine
Robert F on Aug 10, 2021
Wine maker told me to
M A K on Jul 16, 2021
because a higher graded cork was not available in smaller quantities
Jake B on Jul 15, 2021
Price and value. Smaller quantities available.
David S M on Aug 2, 2022
You don't offer Grade 1 or 2 corks in smaller quantities.
Mark M on Jul 7, 2022
What is the diameter of these corks? Are they #8 or #9? I have some tight-necked bottles. Thanks!
Greg Stricker on Jan 19, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Greg. I think they are #9 . I have been using these corks for a few years with no problems. I recycle my wine bottles so I have used them in numerous bottles. I will continue to use them. Jimmy
Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
16 Reviews
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Rated 2 out of 5
Cork Taint - 1 out of 7
Overall they seem fine, but, unfortunately I have found that they have developed cork taint.
I wouldn't buy them again.
August 9, 2022
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Corks
The corks worked as expected
April 21, 2022
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great high quality full punched cork.
Great corks. Great price. No reason to go any higher grade than this. Ever.
March 1, 2022
Purchased
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
#3 Grade Corks
These corks appear to be of very good quality and should provide very good protection to our wines.
December 31, 2021
Purchased
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Corks Grade 3
Very smooth for setting into bottles.
September 30, 2021
Purchased
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very nice corks
These natural corks are of good quality, and provide a tight, safe seal. You do need a floor corker to insert them into your bottles. I have never had a wine bottle leak, even when stored cork-side down.

I prefer them over the synthetic cork closures.
Natural corks are biodegradable, and often, can be repurposed. There are a few retailers near me that have collection boxes for used natural corks, which are then used in the making of other cork-enhanced products.

I appreciate being able to reduce the number of synthetic corks that go into the trash and landfills.
August 31, 2021
Purchased
11 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Good corks
These worked well, the only advice I would give is to inspect them before inserting. I was going too fast and got one that leaked because I didn't inspect it to see how many holes were in it and how they aligned. Overall I'm satisfied.
July 13, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
CORKS
These are good enough for the wines I make;)
December 21, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent Quality
Was hoping these would meet a high standard and they certainly have. Very good value all around. Haven't failed me yet.
December 2, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Decent Price for Natural Cork, but I Have Some Misgivings
I've purchased grade 3 natural corks from here since 2015. I've been grateful as a home winemaker to have access to smaller quantities of natural corks, and most of the time they do a good job at a good price.

There are four downsides in my mind:

1) I'd estimate about 3% of my bottles have experienced TCA taint over the years. It hurts every time having to pour one of your handmade bottles down the sink. Yes, this is part of the natural-cork game, but some modern suppliers are getting better than this.

2) They are supposedly all "grade 3," but there is a striking difference in evident porosity in the same bag. Some corks are beautifully perfect and others are so holey I can't use them.

3) Some bags, though admittedly not recently, have had corks that were dry and brittle.

4) I've been amused by the packager's inability to count. My bags have seldom had the exact number of corks I've ordered, usually fewer. One bag of 100 a couple years back had fewer than 90.
November 18, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago