Saturday, May 09, 2009
Clever idea #1 (how to keep wine fresh)
Great simple ideas are all too rare, but they're always the best. Tonight, an Italian winemaker friend called Luigi Mancini just gave me a great way to keep wine fresh for a few days after opening. All you have to do is pour the wine into a plastic water bottle (probably 50cl or smaller) and then squeeze until all the air has been expelled. Luigi, who makes a great white Pinot Noir says he even does this before dinner on occasions when he knows he wants to serve several wines but knows that the bottles won't all be emptied. That way, he says, the wine in the plastic bottle keeps even better because it has had so little exposure to air.