Cork: A pure natural produce of Portugal
Every seven years a part of the cortex of the cork ork is excoriated.
Silves: Cork factory
Until the beginning of the 20th century, Silves used to be an important centre for the Portuguese cork industry with over 20 factories employing more then thousand people.
The bark is selected and cut by hand
Bunch of preprocessed cork
Only the expert can distinguish the quality of the cork used to cork a bottle