I Just Bought a... (Wine, Spirit, or Beer) - Page 115
I kept my NP rouge at room temperature for a couple of months. Didn't spoil. Fridge space is limited. But I think I won't have any problems with the Carpano. I mean, it won't last that long.
I have a can of that Private Preserver spray. Is that what you are talking about?
Yeah, any of those compressed gas affairs, would, I suppose, be good enough. Reviews of the Private Preserve, IIRC, are mixed, and it is a blend of gasses -- I really just want to get a big nitrogen bottle, regulator, and nozzle so I can flush the air out and leave as much nitrogen in there as possible, perhaps with a quick-closing valve on the bottle. Some say that argon is better, as it is denser than air and will sit on top of the wine, protecting it from the remaining oxygen in the bottle, but I think that is not correct -- osmosis at the very least will result in mixing, and while the argon will by and large cover the wine, oxygen and the other gasses are going to be constantly shuttling around and through the argon layer.
B1, yes, Carpano is yummy, isn't it?
If you're interested, I think we could help you discover some far more interesting cocktails than vodka with cranberry juice. You might have to get some stuff though.
I haven't opened my bottle yet, in fact the last time I had some was June -- at a restaurant near me with a surprisingly large selection of after-dinner liqueurs and grappas. I really enjoy the Tremontis as it is sweet, but not cloying, but has a rich, earthy flavor -- sort of like an amaro without the bitterness. This is something that I think is hard to find in an after-dinner drink. I think it is a little expensive for its class, but it is very good.