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Cork In Your Wine? Don't Fret!

Cork In Your Wine? Don't Fret!

Imagine this, you're hosting a fancy dinner party and you've brought out a nice bottle of wine to go along with it - only when you go to uncork it, the cork breaks and you're left with bits of cork in your wine. So what do you do? Do you pour the wine, apologize to everyone and have them fish out the bits? You could, but that seems a bit embarrassing. So here's a simple tip to help you avoid all of that: Just take a few layers of cheesecloth or a coffee filter and secure it around the top of the bottle with a rubber band. Now you can pour the wine and any bits of cork will get left behind. Cheers!

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kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
I so wish my waiter a few weeks ago had used this trick to get the cork out of the glass of wine he brought me rather than sticking his fingers into the glass to fish it out. It was beyond gross.
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
what a cool idea! i was guessing that you would say that the way to remove those corks is by pouring the wine into another bottle or container using a strainer... too much mess!
SU3 SU3 10 years
Awesome tip! Thanks yum :)
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
ooo great tips. it happens to me sometimes :oops:
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Good tips.
haze1nut haze1nut 10 years
great tip :P i never get bits in my wine but this just means i have one more use for the cheescloth in my drawer
Food Food 10 years
Econinsf - Fantastic point! Thanks for the tip, and decanted wine has been allowed the space to breathe and it does look great on the table.
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Coffee filter. Great idea. I've definitely had this problem in the past! I'm cork-deficient.
econinsf econinsf 10 years
A great idea but I would suggest decanting through the cheese cloth or as a last, last, resort through a coffee filter without strapping it on your bottle. Tying anything to the top of your bottle and pouring that way in front of your guests would be a vino faux pas and once the cloth gets soaked you'll have wine everywhere. There are tons of decanters that are beautiful and won't break the bank. Target online has a beautiful Riedel decanter for 20 bucks and a silver funnel with filter for another 20. A great investment to have on hand. A decanted bottle of wine looks beautiful on a table too!
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Yum, awesome idea, even I hadn't thought of that!
Chaoticfury Chaoticfury 10 years
I remember doing that before, very embrassing. I'll try this trick if it evers happens again. thanx.
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