This system, as good as it may be, requires you to dispense each glass using a little tap, potentially robbing you of the romance of pouring the wine. There are other potential problems as well. One of the things about wine that makes it so damn special to me is the way a bottle of wine will evolve and change over the course of an evening. By using this sort of dispensing/preservation system, you will be keeping your wine fresh and oxygen free but every glass will essentially be identical. You can enjoy the same experience over and over, but that’s not exactly what I am always looking for!
There is a solution of sorts. Pour off half the bottle into a decanter and allow it to breath while you preserve the remainder. That sounds suspiciously like my half-bottle trick, only with a much more significant price tag! Maybe I can do without this gizmo after all.
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