Here is one of the better examples I’ve seen of reusing wine corks. This house from Cool House Tours recycled corks into a backsplash for the wine nook.
If I were inclined to have a wine area like this, I would definitely consider this idea. All it would take is saving the corks, cutting them to a uniform size, and attaching them to the wall for an attractive and theme-appropriate backsplash. [Unconsumption]