The Jewish Chronicle - - Life/food -

IDEALLY, A bot­tle of wine should be con­sumed in its en­tirety in one sit­ting, among friends, to­gether with good food. But it does not al­ways work out that way. Some­times cir­cum­stances al­low for just one glass.

Open wine is anath­ema, the oxy­gen, even through a rein­serted cork, dead­ens the del­i­cate flavours. Over the years I have ac­cu­mu­lated a col­lec­tion of spe­cial pumps and plugs but none of them have lived up to ex­pec­ta­tions. Putting a half-fin­ished bot­tle in the fridge usu­ally means heart­break.

But like ev­ery rule, there are ex­cep­tions. There are wines that not only keep well for up to a week af­ter be­ing opened and in some cases, the bou­quet ac­tu­ally in­ten­si­fies. This is true mainly of great

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