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New Cork research planned. (News this Month: July 2002).

APCOR, the Portuguese Cork Association, has announced that it has raised 2.5 million euros, which it will spend over a two-year period in an effort to fund research into the eradication of TCA in cork wine closures.

The association, which represents 75% of cork producers in Portugal, the world's largest cork producing nation, announced the drive at the London International Wine and Spirits Fair in May, according to justdrinks.com.

The research will focus on five areas: the lifecycle of natural cork stoppers; the stabilization period of raw natural cork; natural cork's contribution to the maturation of wine; new treatments and developments within the industry; and new processes to eradicate TCA.

APCOR said it would set up an independent forum from across the industry, including retailers and producers, so it could ascertain what the industry viewed as the essential issues, so APCOR could provide "relevant information for everyone."

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