Opening and closures, a vinous workout and lots of viewing are on tap at Linkin’ Memorial High this week:
• A new, uh, twist in the cork realm: Two stalwart wineries (both recent winners of Wine Spectator’s Wine of the year), Shafer and Domaine Serene, believe they can guarantee taint-free corks. At Chehelam, on the other hand, the ever-savvy Harry Peterson-Nedry touts another benefit of twist-off bottle sealers.
• The latest from the world of wine’s health benefits: a magnum-inous way to work out.
• With the onset of a new season of “House of Cards,” the ever-clever folks at VinePair offer up pairings for binge-watching. And they’re really solid, both the types of wines and the recommended bottles
• Meanwhile, an extremely promising wine-soaked show is in the works on the other side of the pond. No telling how long it will take to get here, though.
• Finally, with winter loosening its grip even here in Tundraland, here’s some must-have “yard art”: