As much as I enjoy wine, a bottle of wine usually lasts me for the entire weekend if I don’t have a drinking buddy. It is even more challenging during weekdays if I suddenly in the mood for just a glass or if I want to try different wines by the glass instead of drinking from the same bottle until the last drop. Now the problem is solved with this new wine gadget called Coravin that enables you to enjoy the wine without pulling the cork (Coravin should pay me for this). What a great idea for wine consumers like me although it is not cheap and there is a recurring cost for the capsules. Now I have a few already “accessed” bottles that I can pour from anytime depending on the mood, food pairing, or for any other reasons.
In case you wonder what is the wine in the background and the glass that I am drinking now, it is a 1999 Carruades de Lafite. Although it is a second label for it big brother and 1999 was a pretty good vintage, it is no Château Lafite Rothschild.