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Dear Dr. Vinny,
Is there anything wrong with using a coffee filter to filter cork from wine?
—Pablo, Westwood, Kan.
It's better than straining the cork through your teeth, or worse, chewing on cork bits. I've used coffee filters and cheesecloth (and in a pinch, even paper towels) in my decanter funnel to strain those nasty bits of cork from the wine. There are no harmful side effects.
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