November 29, 2013
Giving the gift of wine gadgets this holiday season
In the wine world, the biggest splash this year is the Coravin. The technology it employs allows wine drinkers to sample wine from individual bottles without pulling the cork. Simply, you insert a thin needle straight through the foil. The bottle is pressurized with argon, a very heavy inert gas, and the wine that is displaced flows through the needle and into a glass. You can decide how much you want to drink. Once you remove it, the cork reseals itself and the argon sits on the wine, keeping it away from oxygen.