Tastes: Old School

Owen Dugan
Issue: February 28, 2007

Why do people cling to outmoded objects like corks and landline telephones? There's a comforting nostalgia and romance, to be sure, but there's also a beauty to them not found in their replacements. So why use an old-style corkscrew, besides to remind you of that picnic in Chianti with your wife back when she was your girlfriend? The appeal in this case is obvious: Gershon Jewelers embeds a screw in a real warthog tusk, caps the end in sterling silver and seals the augur with turquoise dimples (www.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands January 18, 2007.

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