A Diam Educational Video Series with Francois Margot of Diam Bouchage
Friday, July 17, 2020|
by G3 Enterprises
Do you want to know more about how best to control the oxygen transfer rate? Are you interested in cork advancements designed to protect your wines? Do you simply want to be a source of cork trivia at cocktail parties and summer barbecues? Diam and G3 are now offering a new on-demand educational short-form video series called, “Francois Friday,” hosted by Diam’s Francois Margot to address all things cork! The short vignettes provide unique, fun insight and understanding about cork closures for wine, spirits and beer. New episodes are available every Friday with the first seven episodes of the 14-episode series available now.
Contact us if you want to speak with Francois for more in-depth understanding and conversation or have suggestions about other cork topics.
Francois Friday Episodes
Episode 1 - The DIAM Solution
How many different types of wine, beer and spirit bottles have you come across? In this first episode of the ‘Francois Friday’ video series, Francois dives into cork solutions for different bottle formats.
Episode 2 - A Bit of Cork History
Take a step back in time as Francois visits the history of bottle sealing and the evolution of cork over time.
Episode 3 - Meet Origine
Meet the sustainable Diam Cork that was driven by innovation to not only guarantee long aging for 5, 10 or 30 years, but respects the planet with its bio-sourced natural ingredients and use of beeswax emulsion.
Episode 4 - Oxygen - Friend or Foe?
In the G3 Mocon Lab, Francois delves into the importance of oxygen in the winemaking process and weighs in on a way to manage oxygen ingress into the bottle.
Episode 5 - Let It Breathe with OTR
Find the perfect closure to control your wine aging as Francois explains OTR, the MVP when it comes to enjoying your wines the way the winemaker intended.
Episode 6 - What is OIR?
Oxygen, it can either make or break your wine. Last week we learned about OTR, so let’s throw in another variable in wine bottling - OIR!
Episode 7 - The Famous Cork Taint
Cork taint. It’s not harmful to humans, but it can give wine a musty aroma and musty flavors leading consumers to think that the wine is bad through no fault of the winemaker.
Episode 8 - Your Cork is Your Brand
A cork closure often becomes a keepsake, a memory of a meaningful moment. What makes it special is the brand emblazoned on the sides or end of the cork. In this episode, Francois showcases how G3 uses heat transfer to provide consistent, high-quality printing on corks.
Episode 9 - Why Coating is Important
Have you ever wondered why sometimes it’s so easy to pull a cork out from a bottle? It’s actually because of the coating on the corks! Francois explains the importance of coating corks and what they are coated with to ensure bottles are easy to open without much fuss and no dust or breakage.
Episode 10 - Bags for You
Whether a few thousand bottles or a few thousand cases, we have your Diam cork orders covered!
Episode 11 - DIAM Logistics
Learn how corks travel from France and Spain, to California and eventually to wineries throughout North America and the steps taken to guarantee the highest quality possible in each and every cork.
Episode 12 - Why Cork?
While the natural properties of cork enable it to be pressed to seal wines, Diam has taken this great discovery and made it better. Francois explains how the company has engineered its corks to ensure each one consistently performs like all the others and, in doing so, enables the wine to age properly.
Episode 13 - A Lab Story
What plays a critical role in the consistent performance of Diam corks? We have two words for you: Quality control.
Episode 14 - DIAM Tech Services
A good, smooth bottling experience means everything, which is why when you’re a Diam cork customer, you’re also getting a dedicated technical services team that’s readily available to address and resolve any bottling line issues!