M.A. Silva USA Developed 100% TCA Inspected Cork Testing Method

Jan 26, 2016, 12:34 ET from M.A. Silva

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- M. A. Silva has developed an individual cork testing method to deliver 100% TCA inspected corks. This fully automated process is based on cutting edge gas phase spectroscopy and available for high end natural cork to seal ultra-premium wines. It inspects every single cork one by one to detect any trace of cork taint leaving no margin of human error. The one by one testing process is the latest innovation of M. A. Silva's commitment to provide TCA free corks.

Over the last 40 years M. A. Silva has established itself as an industry technology leader and its proprietary cork cleaning processes are recognized worldwide. "This revolutionary testing method is a game-changing technology in the cork industry," said Neil Foster, President of M. A. Silva. "With the implementation of this new state-of-the-art testing method we once again demonstrate our determination to be the leading manufacturer of the finest premium cork."

About M. A. Silva USA: Based in Sonoma County, California, M. A. Silva USA is a leading manufacturer of premium natural corks, glass and packaging for North American markets. Its quality-assurance program ensures unmatched visual, mechanical and sensory characteristics of its products. It is the first cork supplier in the U.S. to offer high resolution laser cork printing of unique and variable information to each single cork stopper. The company operates on 100% solar power and is committed to sustainability and eco-friendly operations. M. A. Silva earned both Sonoma Green Business Program and ClimateSmart™ certifications. The company has been named Best Cork Supplier 2013 & 2015 by the North Bay Business Journal and Best Cork and Best Bottle Supplier 2013 & 2015 by Vineyard & Winery Management magazine. It is a five-time winner of the North Bay Business Journal's Best Places to Work. For more information visit www.masilva.com or call 707.636.2530.

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