Glasses What glass is best for your wine? This remains a hot topic, and one that isn’t completely clear (forgive a terrible pun). This is really quite needless, since the point of a wine glass is simply to be a vessel to enjoy a drop. So allow me to answer the basic, burning question quickly…Continue reading Wine Glasses: What Do You Need?
Coravin Test Round 3 – The Vintage Needle Now this was exciting. Coravin has, in their arsenal, a smaller-bore needle that is specially-designed for use with “older” wines. The corks of said wines are more likely to have lost some of their resiliency, and the wines themselves are perhaps more delicate than younger versions, requiring…Continue reading Coravin Test Round Three – The Vintage Needle
Coravin Test Round Two – Three Reds For Round Two of the Coravin Test, I chose three fairly different red wines: a beautifully clean, organic Swiss wine from the Lavaux region at Lake Geneva, made with a relatively new hybrid called Diolinoir; an unusual, non-vintage, multi-state American blend; and a raspy, biodynamic Monastrell from the…Continue reading Coravin Test Round Two – Three Reds
Coravin Test Round One – a Couple of Whites So I started things off with a challenge! I wanted to see how the Coravin would perform in real-world white wine conditions. I chose two reasonably different white wines, both sealed under one-piece natural corks. Both of high quality and semi-aromatic profile. They will be accessed…Continue reading The Coravin Test Round One – a Couple of Whites
Ah, Coravin. I want to believe, I really do. Convince me. A wonderful opportunity arose here in Germany a month ago: to become an independent tester for Coravin. From all the applicants (a detailed application was required, including how the successful applicant would increase awareness of the Coravin sytem) 32 would be selected. These 32…Continue reading The Coravin Test