Expressions: The Blog
The WineExpress Team brings you the latest wine news and exciting recommendations! We’ll talk about what we’re currently drinking and the wines we are looking forward to. There will be a lot of different opinions and we’d love to hear yours too!


  1. Michael J Mullineaux

    April 24, 2019 - 9:05 am

    How did you pull the cork out while the bottle remained horizontal?

    • Lapid László

      April 24, 2019 - 10:13 am

      – Nem nehezebb kihúzni, mint mikor függőlegesen áll a palack. 😉

    • Jimmy Fernandez

      May 2, 2019 - 4:28 pm

      My thoughts exactly?……lol

  2. Josh Farrell

    April 30, 2019 - 9:43 am

    Very carefully!

  3. Jim Oremland

    May 1, 2019 - 2:19 pm

    I love the update from a candle to 21st century technology with the light from the phone. I also get not holding the bottle upright to open it, which would allow the sediment to move to the bottom. Keeping it where it is at is a good thing.
    Good job.

  4. Rich Smith

    August 15, 2019 - 1:24 pm

    So how about another 21st century technology – the coffee filter? Would not straining it as you pour it in the decanter be a more secure way to keep out the sediment? Takes the trickiness out of opening it as well…

  5. Josh Farrell

    August 15, 2019 - 2:08 pm

    Hi Rich, thanks for the comment! When winemakers go to the trouble of creating wines with minimal filtration in order to retain the nuances, coffee filtering defeats that purpose. Also it can add a papery taste to the wine. A fine strainer is a better option but still can add unwanted metallic tastes and strip subtleties.

    • Lisa B

      February 26, 2020 - 12:46 pm

      I think cheesecloth is a good choice. I use to strain my stocks. Always rinse and squeeze dry the cheesecloth before using. Then place on top of a fine mesh strainer, pour wine. No off taste whatsoever in my experience

  6. Mac

    November 13, 2019 - 11:31 am

    Good Show*****, some of us appreciate ALL the help you are offering. Obviously most of us are watching with the idea of Improving our Wine Experience. Thank You!

  7. Michael B

    February 28, 2020 - 8:58 pm

    Well I enjoyed this ,sediment is a nuisance but no one addressed the fact that uncorking an older bottle has it’s own challenges .

  8. Terry H

    August 29, 2020 - 11:55 am

    Hi Josh, love your videos. I noticed the row of bottles you took the wine from are tilted with the cork up. If you are keeping wine longer, doesn’t this dry the cork? Or is 10-12 years not matter?

  9. Bruce G.

    February 21, 2021 - 5:28 pm

    Thank you for the info on decanter and leaving the sediment . I’ll be now more careful in the process of enjoying my cellared red wine. I will save the rest for an marinade. Thank you for your professionalism. Remember wine belongs down in the cellar not in the kitchen or liquor dining area.

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