Wine, whiskey, champagne, cognacs have one detail in common. Besides being present at the most luxurious moments of our lives, the genie inside is blocked by the cork. Enjoy the moment when uncorking the misting bottle of Bordeaux from Château Margaux. Wine cork reveals thousands of scents telling you the true story of grape bouquet. You cannot use repurposed cork for bottling wine again; however, there are various opportunities to extend the life of exclusive piece. If you are not creative enough, simply collect corks and put them into vase that will remind you of origin and number of consumed bottles. You can bid 100 pieces of corks online for craft purposes and earn a few dollars.
Or get inspired by illustrator and artist, Scott Gundersen, when creating amazing, mosaic, large scale, wine cork portraits. He changes the way to view corks as “useless trash meant to be dumped into the garbage“. In your hands simple piece of cork becomes tool for recreation of reality, interior beauty and ecological hope.
How to make a wine cork portrait by Scott Gundersen
Portrait „Trisha“ is made of 3,621 used/recycled wine corks.