Ob­ses­sion: wine

Vino-re­lated tech and tast­ing tips

Australian T3 - - CONTENTS -

You don’t need an af­fected French ac­cent and air of aloof­ness to be a som­me­lier. Sure, it helps, but with the right tech and ex­pert tips you can still pour the per­fect glass ev­ery time

What you’ll­need… 1/ Menu Wine Ther­mome­ter Even the finest vin­tage can taste like vine­gar with ac­cents of urine when served at the wrong tem­per­a­ture. At­tach this to the bot­tle and al­ways get it right. $89, top3.com.au 2/ Vin­tec ALV30SGE Large-scale so­lu­tion to the prob­lem above, this cooler fits up to 32 bot­tles. $849, vin­tec.com.au 3/ Le Creuset LM-150 The patented “up and over” mo­tion ex­tracts the most stub­born of corks with pro­fes­sional ease. $149, fish­pond.com.au 4/ Dart­ing­ton Crys­tal Wine De­canter Hand­made, this de­canter is spe­cially de­signed to bring out the flavour of your wine. $90, olympia.com.au 5/ Vivino Wine Scan­ner Pro Snap a photo of your bot­tle and log it into your cel­lar by app, pro­vid­ing info to help you fake your way to wine ex­pert sta­tus. $6.49, iOS and An­droid

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