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
It’s funny to look back on the cutting edge of technology just a short while ago. This WineMaster handheld wine information system from Excalibur Electronic was such a device. It fits in your purse or pocket! It has all sorts of wine ratings in it! You can store a whole **25** of your own ratings!
I’m updating my page on wine clubs. Do any of you use a wine club where you get bottles of wine sent to you monthly? How do you like the one you’re using? http://www.wineintro.com/basics/wineclubs.html
I’m updating my pages on the wine blue laws in the US. Blue laws are laws dating back to the puritan days which, amongst other things, restrict wine sales. I’m in Massachusetts which used to have quite restrictive laws. We’re better now. Thank goodness! Used to be, if I wanted wine on a Sunday, I’d
Having fun taking a selfie portrait in a glass of white wine as past of the testing for the upcoming selfie show with the Blackstone Valley Art Association – it’ll be an adventure! What did you do today?