I need your advice and collective wisdom as it seems that Debretts doesn’t have an entry for “appropriate use of a Coravin in a social situation”.
Tonight I am heading to a wine dinner with some friends (you may hear more about this soon) and I am torn over a particular question.
The dinner is in a restaurant offering BYO, so of course we are digging out a special bottle each to bring. I’d hate to turn up and have my bottle be corked or otherwise damaged (my home cellaring is not ideal), so I could use the Coravin to check before heading out.
However, it also looks / feels odd to turn up with a ‘used’ bottle (I believe Coravin prefer the term “accessed”).
How would you feel if it was you (either bringing the bottle or seeing that someone else had drunk some of the wine they had brought to dinner)? Would you do it?
If so, where would you draw the line?
Would you do it:
- for a bottle you were bringing to a dinner party?
- for a bottle you offered as a gift ?