What to do about the wine cork that always gets torn up.

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This bottle of Cabernet Franc 2008 Ice Wine, purchased on Pelee Island located on the Canadian side of lake Erie, deserves to have every tasty last drop preserved for human consumption. This spirit meets the VQA(VQA stands for Vintners Quality Alliance) standards. It better, we paid $45 for this relatively small bottle of wine!

The knowledgeable guides at Pelee Island Winery informed us that Ice Wine was a discovery rather than a thought out process to make wine. It happened that the grapes which had frozen and thought perished with respect to wine production got pressed anyway and turned out to be much better in many regards than regular wine. The young woman guide who explained this so lucidly to us happens to be a linguistics major in college so no surprise there!

Also, did you notice that it is spelled Icewine one word. A little pretentious, but that’s ok. When you put out a bad ass wine, you get to turn two words into one word all you want. The guides at Pelee Island Winery will definitely get this.

 

 

Bottle of Ice Wine
Bottle of Ice Wine

Let’s move on to the point of the article. I have destroyed one too many wine corks, not being patient enough to operate the cork screw device. Enter the wine pourer that you see in the picture below. This bad boy effectively replaces the cork and allows for an easy and convenient pouring of your expensive, hard to replace wine. We picked up these two bar pro wine pourers at Sam’s club I believe for $5.49.

Remember people, wine is widely reputed to be good for your heart and to reduce plaque build-up in your arteries. So taking care of your wine is just like taking care of your heart!

A super replacement for an easily damaged wine cork
A super replacement for an easily damaged wine cork

 

 

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2 comments on “What to do about the wine cork that always gets torn up.Add yours →

  1. The goal of the Pelee Island Winery tour and wine sipping is to losen you up so you will not question the overpriced wine they try to sell you. It is good wine but just saying.

  2. Broken wine corks are easy to deal with or fix. You can use a regular wood screw and thumb pressure. No need to buy a wine pourer.

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