If you have ever thought that pouring wine is not that important you should think again. If you mind wine sediments and cork bits in you wine glass, like I do. If you mind the wine stains on you tablecloth after the last birthday party. Then you should read on and I will share with you how I prevent these wine (party) disasters.
The first part is fairly easy and simple – just clean the wine bottle from dust. If you keep your wine at the basement, or you got it from a wine cellar it would usually be a bit dusty. This is the easiest way to prevent undesired particles falling in your glass.
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When you get your corkscrew cut the foil 1/2 inch from the lip. This will make sure that wine will go straight into the glass and not on the table. Then simply open the bottle.
To help me pour the wine I have got a wine pourer. It is a small acrylic spout that is attached on the top of the bottle. The wine pours through and is directed easily. My pourer comes with a super thin edge that leaves no wine drips at all.
After the bottle is cleaned and opened I just insert the wine pourer and get the wine glasses that match my wine. I have already shared with you a few tips on the topic last week. You can find more here.
You should get the bottle a few inches from the glass and pour the wine in the center of the glass. The bigger the distance the quicker your wine will aerate and release its wine bouquet. Fill the glass at about a third. There should be enough space for your fellow drinkers to swirl the vino without spilling it. I used to twist the wine bottle towards the end of the pour to prevent from drips. Now my double layer wine pourer prevents wine drips.
Last but not least when I am a few glasses deep into a bottle of wine, a drunk-proof pour spout that doesn’t leave drips of wine all over is an amazing feature.