THE Ubiquitous Chip is one of the first premises in Scotland to use a Coravin preservation system that allows wine to be poured without removing the cork.
The US invention uses a hollow needle to pierce a tiny hole through the cork, before the device is up-ended and the wine poured through the needle and into the glass.
This allows the customer to have a glass of wine without committing to a full bottle, while the remaining wine is preserved using Argon gas before the cork reseals allowing it to be drunk years later.
“Coravin is a new tool which opens up a lot of opportunities,” said sommelier Marshall Bass. “It gives people the chance to try something they wouldn’t normally if they are on a smaller budget.
“Instead of paying £100 for a bottle, they pay £15 a glass. It essentially opens up the entire wine list to be sold by the glass.”