[GADGET REVIEW] We blew up a balloon inside a bottle of wine and guess what happened….

My regulars know I love, but cannot tolerate wine. Migraines.
My regulars also know that my WIP is a novel about a vineyard.
(Great choice – is there no end to your talents?)
Now, heres a site I shall be following as I should pick up some tips for my books (sshh let’s not tell them that, ok? Tee hee … actually, if my book every got published, and I had sourced fine wine facts from this blog, I actually would like them in the credits. And invite them to the launch. They can provide the wine! Result).

The Wine Wankers

Why on earth would we do this? No, this is not another crazy party game we do after the third bottle of wine! We did this in the name of wine preservation.

As you may know, a wine starts to oxidise and go bad the second you open it. It will still taste fresh after a day or so, but any longer than that it will start to taste dull, and after that – it’s Vinegar City, population: you!

There are many gadget that try to preserve wine. Gadgets that pump the oxygen out of wine, or gadgets that pump inert gas over the wine. Or you could transfer the remaining liquid in to a half size bottle.  But, arghhhh, this stuff is a nightmare, and many give questionable results. Some people even think they can freeze a wine in order to keep it fresh (please, NEVER do this).


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