This amazing wine aging key is endorsed by the tasting panel of Wine Enthusiast magazine.
Pocket size with a handy carry chain
Easy to carry to restaurants, wine shops, wine tastings and while traveling.
Tested by scientists and sommeliers in France for more than 10 years before being introduced in the U.S.
Works best on young wines that were designed to be aged.
It will not make a cheap wine better!
Measures 3 7/8 x 1 1/4 inches when opened.
Helps you determine the ideal length of time to cellar wines.
Clef du Vin acts as a catalyst and passes no substance to the wine.
It will not enhance a mediocre or poor wine.
Made in France
Even more information
The Clef du Vin wine key was developed by French sommelier Franck Thomas and French enologist, Laurent Zanon and has been tested by both scientists and sommeliers for more than 10 years. The wine key has also received great praise in Europe. Now available in the U.S., the wine key from Clef du Vin is receiving similar praise and is endorsed by the testing panel of Wine Enthusiast magazine! It is ideal for collectors, who can get a taste of how a wine will age enabling them to buy full cases with more knowledge of the wine's potential. It is also perfect for the impatient wine buyer. It will not make poor or spoiled wine good. Nor will the Clef du Vine wine key make a good wine great. It does a wonderful job at bringing out the potential richness and delightful flavors and aromas of young wines crafted to be aged.
Wipe exterior with a damp cloth. Dry thoroughly
Do not immerse mills in water or any liquid
Protect mills from excessive heat and moisture
Use only dry, hard black, white or mixed peppercorns in the pepper mill
Use only whole peppercorns that are less than 1/4 inch diameter
Do not grind green or pink peppercorns in your pepper mill.These peppercorns are too soft and instead of grinding will get stuck in the mill.
You can grind green or pink peppercorns in your mill as long as they are 50 percent blended with black, white or dry green peppercorns.
Use only coarse, dry salt that is approximately 1/4 inch diameter. Most coarse salts are the appropriate size, provided they are dry.
Do not use wet salts in the salt mill or they will cause the mill to corrode.
Do not use salts that have been combined with additional ingredients, such as citrus rinds, onions, garlic, sundried tomatoes, etc.
Use pepper mill for pepper and salt mill for salt.
Do not place salt or other spices in the pepper mill, or pepper or other spices in the salt mill.
Please note: if you use Penzy's extra special bold pepper, it will take additional time to grind these pepper corns, because they are significantly larger than average. There is nothing wrong with your grinder, just has to do a little extra grinding.