WORKERS PILE CORK PEELS ON A FARM IN ODEMIRA IN THE PORTUGUESE SOUTHERN
PROVINCE OF ALENTEJO.
Workers pile cork peels on a farm in Odemira, in the Portuguese
Southern Province of Alentejo July 1, 2003. Portugal is the world's
biggest producer of natural cork, a time-consuming business which could
be squeezed out by plastic stoppers that are far easier to make and
claim to preserve the taste of wine better. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro