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Restaurants uncork more wines by the glass

Ordering wine by the glass used to mean scant choices and bland options. And only your tastebuds would tell you how long the wine had languished in an open bottle.

That’s changed, with restaurants amping up the volume on what’s available by the glass and making sure that the wines poured are at optimal freshness.

“It’s one of the most exciting times to be drinking wines by the glass,” said Talia Baiocchi, U.S. wine editor at winechap.com who recently researched and profiled wine-by-the-glass programs at 30 New York City restaurants.

Why is wine breaking through the glass (serving) ceiling?

Reasons range from the economy — who has the wherewithal to spring for a bottle these days? — to an increasingly educated public not content with ordering the traditional “house red, house white,” as well as new serving systems that keep wine fresher longer.

Read the full article at:  http://www.cnbc.com/id/38416485

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