Thursday, January 24, 2008


Thought I'd post this photo of champagne corks from our recent tasting. Notice how the '88 Vintage cork (far right) has shrunk considerably, the '98 Vintage corks (just to the left) are a touch thicker, and the Brut NV corks are standard champagne corks. I never knew champagne corks shrunk so dramatically over a time (see the discussion here) ...

Such dramatic shrinkage could lead to a flat wine. Fortunately for us that was not the case - the 1988 was the best of the night!

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