One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Put back or replace the cork in (a bottle of wine)‘some fine wine producers recork their old bottles every 30 or 40 years’
- ‘Restaurants across the country are now offering to repackage any unfinished wine bottles by recorking the wine using a special pump to extract air, ensuring it keeps for several days, and slipping the bottle into a bag.’
- ‘My conclusion was that no device worked better than simply recorking the bottle and standing it on the kitchen counter (my flat is seldom warmer than 65 degrees).’
- ‘He evolved a technique of standing the bottles upside down so the sediment settled against the cork, and then freezing the neck so that a plug of frozen sediment could be fired out by a quick opening and then recorking the bottle.’
- ‘He recorked the bottle and shook up the contents.’
- ‘While you're at the shop, buy a sparkling-wine stopper so you can recork the bottle and enjoy the wine again and again over the next week or so.’
- ‘Most shippers storing bottles upright recork their most venerable vintages, say, once every 20 years.’
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