Archive for the Tag 'Cork'

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Why is something so simple so hard? “Removing the Cork 101”

Just can’t get enough of this one, as I watch people struggle all the time, including nervous waitservers. Why is pulling out a cork so darn intimidating? Because very few of us in our American culture were raised on wine, so we don’t know how darned easy it is. As we’re on stage when it’s […]

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Cork removal from a bottle is NOT brain surgery

Cork Removal Filling the heartiest among us with fear, when we’re on stage… I’ll never forget the image of a brain surgeon fumbling with a wine cork, trying to get it out of the bottle. I thought to myself, “Really?” Then I thought, “I hope you’re better at your own craft…” Why is pulling out […]

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Cork … It’s what’s for dinner

Did you know even that it’s an oak tree that has this bark? From the mighty oak, comes the cork, besides the nuts.

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Since when is removing a cork brain surgery?

This post is inspired by watching a brain surgeon once, trying to remove a cork from a bottle of wine… I’m betting that removing my skull would have been a lot easier. Removing a Cork 101: Why is pulling out a cork so darn intimidating? Because very few of us in our American culture were […]

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Putting a cork in it….

Putting a cork in it… is the way I prefer, quite honestly. Having read a story about cork in the Wall Street Journal called, “Plastic or real cork: Which is the better way to seal a wine bottle?” it got me thinking, and I became interested enough to actually sign up for being able to […]

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Removing a Cork Is a Piece of Cake, Seriously!

People struggle all the time, including nervous waitservers, when removing corks from a bottle, whether we’re alone or with a group of friends. Why is pulling out a little tiny cork out of a bottle so darn intimidating? Because very few of us in our American culture were raised on wine; so we don’t know […]

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Hey, Put a Cork In It!

Having read a story about cork in the Wall Street Journal called, “Plastic or real cork: Which is the better way to seal a wine bottle?” it got me thinking, and I became interested enough to actually sign up for being able to comment on their Website. My comment was: CORK: I’ll always choose natural […]

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Put a Cork In It… And You’ll Plant A Tree

I once wrote, “Oh, Put a Cork in It!” after having returned from Portugal and seeing cork trees during harvest time. It made me realize how truly special cork trees are. They’re renewable, they’re recyclable, they’re the bomb! How about reusable?! Now, the California Wine Club (CWC) and their “Put a Cork in It” nationwide […]

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“Removing the Cork 101” ~ It’s a piece of Cake, Honest!

Just can’t get enough of this one, as I watch people struggle all the time, including nervous wait servers. Why is pulling out a cork so darn intimidating? Because very few of us in our American culture were raised on wine, so we don’t know how darned easy it is. As we’re on stage when […]

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Revisiting “Removing the Cork 101” ~ It’s not brain surgery

Just can’t get enough of this one, as I watch people struggle all the time, including nervous wait servers. Originally posted on January 16, 2006… Here it is again. Why is pulling out a cork so darn intimidating? Because very few of us in our American culture were raised on wine, so we don’t know […]