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Is Old Wine Safe to Drink?

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 –

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wing / lever style corkscrew

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?

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How to Use a Self-Contained Travel Wine Corkscrew

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

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Screwpull Wine Bottle Foil Cutter

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

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Turning Leaf Wine Thermometer Bottle Collar

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.

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Supco PIT1 Pocket Infrared Thermometer

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

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Excalibur Electronic 415 WineMaster

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!

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wine clubs

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

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United States Wine Blue Laws

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