How do you open a bottle of wine? @EatingOurWords @HoustonPress

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Above: the lovely Tracie P was my “hand model.”

Like the ability to tie a bow tie or mastery of Latin, knowing how to open a bottle of wine correctly is one of those skills that can set you apart from the crowd (especially at dinner parties).

It will also lead to greater enjoyment of the wine: In part because extracting a cork from a bottle of wine can be stressful for people who don’t have experience in serving wine; and in part because the aromas and flavors of wine can been affected negatively by improper handling of the bottle.

My post today for the Houston Press addresses one of the most banal but most important elements of wine appreciation…

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