It used to be a standard part of many peoples’ lives. Have a glass of wine or two with dinner. Get together with friends and open up a bottle of wine. But in 2019, for the first time in 25 years, wine drinking actually decreased. Fewer people were drinking wine. It’s not that they’re all
I hope you and yours had a delightful, joy-filled celebration to leave behind 2019 and to welcome in 2020. There is so much to look forward to. So many amazing medical breakthroughs. So many opportunities for growth and improvement. The climate crisis is challenging but together we can find a solution. If we all take
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Is Old Wine Safe to Drink? Does it go Bad? Is Old Wine Safe to Drink? I get this question all the time. A person finds a bottle of wine stashed in a back attic corner or in the basement. It’s from 1950 or some earlier year. They are curious to try the wine –
Someone mentioned they like using the wing / lever style corkscrew. I made a video of it here. It’s certainly better than the travel-type, but not as good as a Rabbit. This also shows the technique of using the corkscrew worm’s tip to carve open the foil capsule. What type of corkscrew do you use?
This video shows you how to use – and the royal pain involved -with self-contained travel wine corkscrews. These are the corkscrews that look like a cylinder with a hole in the top. When you pull the outer sheath off, you see that there is the sheath – which becomes a handle – and then
The Rabbit-style lever corkscrew can seem fairly complicated – but actually it’s quite easy. It makes opening wine bottles fairly simple for those with poor grip strength or hand dexterity. I’ve used many, many corkscrews over the years, as you might guess since I’ve been writing about wine online since 1998 and have owned my
When you bring home a bottle of wine that has a cork enclosure, chances are that the top of the bottle will be protected by a foil or plastic sheathe. This sheathe keeps the cork from getting dirty or moldy. It also helps protect it from mice or other small creatures eating away at the
You don’t have to be a wine snob to understand that wine tastes better when it’s at least reasonably close to its right temperature. The question is how to keep an eye on that, when the wine is typically trying to warm up to room temperature which could easily be TOO warm for the wine.
There are all sorts of infrared thermometers out there, of all shapes and sizes. I love this Supco PIT1 Pocket Infrared Thermometer because it can easily be tossed in a pocketbook or pocket. It’s that small and easy to carry around. There are all sorts of times that it’s good to know what the temperature