On the Tuesday my husband and I visited Piedmont, I was celebrating the completion of a long writing project. Piedmont's manager Crawford Leavoy suggested we celebrate with something bubbly. He brought out Jean-Claude Thevenet's, Blanc de Blancs, a Champagne-like chardonnay with citrusy brut characteristics. Piedmont has adopted use of the Coravin system for dispensing wine by the glass. The Coravin fits atop a full bottle of wine, pierces the cork and allows for a pour without introduction of air to oxidize the remaining wine in the bottle. Piedmont has an extensive wine by the glass menu (as well as bottled wine) which uses the Coravin for preservation to ensure the wine is aged naturally.