TIPS: While opening my 2004 Artezin Zinfandel magnum from Hess Collection of Napa, CA. we had trouble getting the cork out because it had dried out. We thought it was going to be spoiled but it wasn't!
- Make sure you keep your wines laid down and turn them periodically to keep the corks moist.
- If your cork crumbles, don't panic, push the cork into the wine and decant it.
- While you are pouring the wine into the decanter strain it through a coffee filter to catch the loose cork.
- Drink and enjoy.