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Korkat värre!/ A corky one!

A cache by Näckros & Vresros Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 02/28/2006
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 En enkel microcache på Djurgården, nära Nordiska museet/ A simple microcache close to Skansen and the Nordic Museum at Djurgården.

Den här villan uppfördes i början av 1870-talet och köptes snart av den s k "korkkungen" Carl August Wicander, som i sin tur lät bygga om den till dess nuvarande utseende. Wicanders korkimperium växte och bredde så småningom ut sig Östersjön runt; i Finland, Baltikum och Ryssland. Wicander blev sedermera så rik att han köpte, renoverade och donerade Harpsund till regeringen.

Inte illa jobbat, med tanke på att naturkork förstör 2-8 procent av allt vin som säljs i flaskor (tack vare den så kallade korksjukan), medan plastkork och skruvkapsyler inte påverkar vinet för fem öre.

Som en hyllning till den listige Wicander ligger det en vinkork i cachen!

In English: This Villa was built in the 1870s and the so called cork-king, C A Wicander, bought it and let rebuild it to what it looks like today. The cork empire of Wicander extended round the Baltic Sea, in Finland, Russia and the Baltic states and the owner became so rich that he could afford to buy, restore and donate the manor of Harpsund to the Swedish government.

Not bad, if you consider the fact that cork destroys 2-8 per cent of all bottled wine (due to the so called cork disease)...unlike screw capsules and plastic corks - that don't affect the wine at all.

As an homage to the cunning Wicander there is a wine cork in the cache.

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