The story of wine corks is a lot more complicated than you thoughtRobbie Gonzalez10/16/12 4:20pm25EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkEver wonder where wine corks come from? "From cork trees," the informed reader might reply — and they'd be right. Cork oaks, to be exact. In what are known as cork forests. Cork forests! Those are a thing!