Tag Archives: wine closures

Mr Grumpy: Wax capsules

Any wine producer who chooses to use wax capsules should be shot. I’ve just slashed my left fore-finger with a serrated wine knife while trying to remove a hard wax capsule.

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Fresh is best

Why is the standard bottle size 750ml?
(a) It’s the perfect volume for two people
(b) It’s as much as one person should drink in an evening
(c) It’s the capacity of a glass blower’s lungs

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Restaurant etiquette

“Would you like to sample the wine?” It’s that slightly unnerving moment when the waiter invites you to check that the quality of the wine you’ve ordered is up to scratch. Your options are: