Collecting Q & A
With Peter D. Meltzer
Wine Spectator auction correspondent Peter Meltzer answers your questions regarding wine auctions and wine collecting. Larry Hauer Ventura, Calif. Q: I have older wines and large-format bottles. What type of opener and/or opening method do you recommend for bottle sizes that are double magnum or larger? And how should I deal with older corks that may break? A: Corkscrews that grip the lip of the bottle may be perfect for 750ml bottlings but will prove less effective with larger formats, which have wider circumferences.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 15, 2005.