DID YOU KNOW … the correct amount of space between the wine and the cork?

First used in the 15th century, the term “ullage” refers to the space between the bottom of the cork and the top of the wine. Typically there is about an inch of “ullage,” but give or take a quarter-inch is ok. What you want to be wary of is too much space which might indicate a leak or poor storage conditions. (Don’t assume that more ullage is always bad; it could just be an indication of the wine’s age.) ~ Courtesy Wine of the Month Club

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