A great way to draw off a small sample for tasting, the pipette is a 40 ml glass tube, approximately 10 inches long, open at one end and pointed at the other. To take a wine sample:
- place the pointed tip in the wine,
- suck on the other to draw up a small amount of wine,
- put your finger over the open end to stop the wine dribbling out,
- transfer the sample to a suitable glass.