What you're looking at is a visual explanation of CorkTec's greatest advantage over its competitors. With a direct line of importation from Portugal to the East Coast, CorkTec delivers product into the hands of winemakers in a fraction of the time it takes for shipment to the providers on the West Coast. - When ordering your closure product from CorkTec, it moves from the producer in Portugal to our treatment facilities in 9 days. - Our competitors receive the same product in 45-60 days. This critical advantage lowers your shipping cost as well as provides greater assurance in quality of the product that is being delivered to you.