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