Tastes: Pump It Up
Issue: December 31, 2006
There is disagreement around the Wine Spectator offices on the issue of vacuum-pumping wine to slow its decline. Some say vacuum-pumping doesn't work; others say it can actually harm the wine (there is a superstitious belief that the pump can actually suck flavor out of the liquid).
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands January 11, 2007.