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Wine Bottle Corks & Wax Sealing Beads

You have finished making your wine, and now you want to bottle it for future use. At OBK, we have the most popular sizes of wine bottle corks (tapered and straight wine corks) in various-sized packaging, as well as bottle wax sealing beads to make your bottles tamper-proof.

Were you aware that not all wine bottle corks are created equal? It's true, and before you select your wine corks, you should know the difference. A cork made from natural material is not completely solid and will allow your wine to breathe, while the use of a synthetic wine cork will make your bottle airtight. Cork selection also will determine whether or not you can store your wine in an upright position or not. Natural corks require moisture to retain their shape and remain pliable; bottles using natural corks need to be stored flat. Synthetic wine corks do not need moisture, allowing you to keep your wine bottles upright.

So, know your wine, how you want to store it, and the length of time you plan on storing it before you purchase your wine corks. If this is your first time making and bottling wine, Google has many useful articles explaining the hows and whys of wine corks and corkers. (more info below)
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Do I need to use bottle wax sealing beads? The answer is no, but many use these wax-sealing beads to make their wine bottles tamper-proof; others use them for decoration and identify their wine.

Once the wax beads are melted down, dip the top of the wine bottles in the wax, making sure to cover the cork and the top of the wine bottle. For a cleaner look, you can always use a sharp knife to make a clean edge around the bottleneck once the wax has dried, or allow the wax to drip down the sides of your bottle for that old-world look.

Want to get creative with the melted wax? Using a metal spoon, pour some of the wax onto the, use a stamp to mark the cork's top.

Either of the above ways of using these wax sealing beads (on any corks used) will make your bottles tamper-proof.

Wine bottle corks and bottle wax sealing beads have other uses, and many use them for different crafts.

One trick that many people are not aware of is natural corks can keep away fruit flies. Yes, you read it right; natural corks (whether new or used) will absorb the moisture around the fruit and then give off a scent that the fruit flies do not find appealing. If you are using a used wine bottle cork, one from white wine is best, and you must make sure that it is clean and dry.