Keep it fresh.
Keep it fresh.
- By Choltanutkun Tun-atiruj
- | Jun 14, 2018
For a bottle of wine, air is both a blessing and a curse. You know that little glass swirling thing that you pretend to do at wine tasting? This oxygenates the wine, allowing the air to flow and release the aroma. But on the flip-side, once you’ve opened the bottle it’s got to be kept airtight, or else it’s game over. We say why not just finish the bottle? But for those who prefer to take a slightly more sophisticated approach, here’s how to keep it fresh.
Coravin with argon gas
Where to buy: Local distributor Wine-Now sells them for B17,599, while gas canisters cost B860 for two.
Where to try: So far, we’ve only found them at Riedel (2/F, Gaysorn, 999 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-656-1133), where they have over six machines, stocking over 40 labels by the glass. They keep their bottles in the dispenser for no more than one month. Get the 2011 Produttori Del Barbaresco Asili Piedmont Italy for B780.
Where to buy: Unless you’re super rich and planning to build a professional wine bar in your front room, this unit may be a little OTT for home-use but you can try www.wineemotion.com.
Where to try: About Eatery (G/F, Ocean Tower 2, Asoke Soi 3, 02-665-2772) offers wine from organic and biodynamic (we can’t explain it, you’ll have to go here) producers, or those who use trusted natural winemaking processes. Owner Giulio Saverino highly recommends trying their orange wines—all four of them. Prices range from B260-390.
Where to buy: Not available locally, but www.bermaramerica.com sells them from the U.S.
Wine stoppers with pump
Where to try: Many places in Bangkok favor this method, including Grand Hyatt (494 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-254-1234), Okura Prestige (57 Wireless Rd., 02-687-9000), Quince (Sukhumvit Soi 45, 02-662-4478) and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon (5/F, Mahanakorn Cube, 96 Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Rd., 02-001-0698), but we have found our favorite red at the super-hidden Kangkao (2/F, 469 Phra Sumen Rd., 02-067-6731)—the Domaine Roche-Audran Cotes du Rhone 2015 (B320).
Where to buy: Verasu Thailand sells them online for B935.