Kooper's Tavern to unveil new "wine preservation system"
The reason why "wine preservation system" is in quotes is because it's not really a system. But it is notable.
In a mere two weeks time, Kooper's Tavern (1702 Thames St.) will introduce a new menu and wine list. They will also start using a new "wine preservation system," according to operations manager Bill Irvin.
Basically, the "system" involves spraying a product called Winelife into the top of every open wine bottle before re-corking it.
WineLife is some kind of heavier-than-air gas that is clinically proven to preserve opened bottles of wine ...
"If you open a bottle of wine and put the cork back in, it changes daily," Irvin said. "By the third day it's bad. This gas keeps oxygen away from the wine."
I'm interested to see the new wine list. I hope it includes a few malbecs, which have become a favorite for Amie and me.
Ever heard of a malbec? It's a red wine that comes from Mendoza, Argentina. If you like smoother, drier red wines with a touch of spice, you ought to try a malbec.
(Sun photo of a wine tasting at Kooper's back in 1999)