Why does it always
seemed that the cork will break right when you have guests
arriving all expecting their first glass of wine. It is pretty
unclassy to be fishing little bits of cork out of each guest's
wine glass, but you certainly don't want to be handing your
guests glasses of wine with cork floating in it.
What you can do
is strain in the wind as you pour from the bottle. Take a
small piece of cheesecloth, and place it over the top of the
bottle. Secure with a rubber band are applying, and then pour
the wine as usual, allowing the cheesecloth to strain the
bits of cork for you. The cheesecloth, depending on the size
of the holes, should not let any bits of cork through and
into the glass.