quote:Originally posted by W-MassWineGuy:
Just curious, when you plunge the needle through the cork, do you get any idea of how the cork has been holding up?
I've gone through the same cork 5x on one bottle. No seepage; no indication that the needle is destroying the bottle. It's a pretty thin hollow needle, but my guess is that if you accessed the same bottle many more than 6-7 times, you might start to do some damage. But then I'd wonder, why are you accessing that bottle so frequently!
But, this is a good question . . . on vacation right now, but going to do an access test when I get home to see how many needle punctures start to destroy the cork. This is like the Owl's question of how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop (anyone remember that commercial).