September 24, 2013
Immaculate Consumption: The Coravin Wine-Access System
I have nothing against the wine-preservation industry—those nitrogen-pumping, vacuum-sucking contraptions are techno-visions to behold. And those rubber stoppers? They’re cheap, portable, even cute. Trouble is, when it comes to keeping a bottle of fine wine from oxidizing, none of them work. Oxygen is a genteel Sancerre’s enemy, a brawny Super Tuscan’s kryptonite.