Ever feel like guzzling half of a bottle of 1986 Chateau Montelena and saving the rest for months or years?
If more people knew they didn’t have to deplete a whole bottle just to try a glass of what’s inside, there’d be a little more enjoyment of wine out there. In my case, there’s only one serious drinker in my household, and I’m not cracking my 2007 Opus One only to be forced to gulp it down in one or two nights before it oxidizes because my non-oenophiliac significant other won’t share it with me. I’m gonna be cracking it and saving the rest for enjoyment down the road — maybe years down the road.
Say you’re like me. Or say you’re single and guzzling a bottle of 32-proof Zin is out of the question because you only believe in having a glass of vino a day. Or say you’ve got a magnum of Silver Oak and you wanna reduce it to a regular bottle by drinking half of it in 2011 and the rest in 2021.
Here’s what you do. You scrap all of those genitalia pumps that you’ve been attaching to your bottles to draw out a cuppla pounds per square inch of atmosphere just to extend the life of the contents by a day or three. And then …
A tutorial on this subject will be among the posts appearing at bottlingroom.com in upcoming days!
That tutorial later appeared here.