Cork Material

Cork & Candy

Who started it? Cork & Candy, formerly known as Envi, was launched this year by technology entrepreneur and sometime life coach Christina Teo, whose varied and very international CV also lists a stint as the first general manager of Yahoo!

Sunday, 22 July, 2012, 12:00am


It grows on a tree

You may have seen cork on the top of a wine bottle. But, in the past, cork was also used as flooring. It's not really a kind of wood and doesn't look like one. Cork is harvested from the bark of an oak tree.

1 Feb 2010 - 12:00am


If your wine collection has outgrown its cardboard boxes, it might be time to buy a wine storage system. Wine refrigerators, also known as coolers, can be free-standing or built into cabinets. Storage capacity ranges from six bottles to 500. Units should be durable and well constructed, but what else must a buyer consider?

22 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Pop your cork

Having once lined the decks of battleships and covered the floors of gyms in the United States and Europe, cork is finally being considered a cool, contemporary furnishing resource, because of its strength, ergonomic appeal and resistance to stains; even red wine rolls off.

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Sexist, but an opener with impact

My grandfather had a naughty turn-of-the-century pocket corkscrew that always garnered knowing winks from the male relatives.

It was a pair of women's legs with a rather threatening-looking corkscrew set between them - the feet tucked into high-button shoes.

1 May 1998 - 12:00am

Cassam Gooljarry

IS he or isn't he? Rumours are rife that Cassam Gooljarry, the doyen of the wine industry, is being transferred to Tokyo. When we asked him if this was so he replied: 'Yes, I will be leaving Hong Kong - but not until the year 2010.' He then went on to wearily explain that he knew the rumours had been circulating but he had no plans to leave.

23 Nov 1994 - 12:00am