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How To Know When Your Wine Is Ready To Drink

As Karen MacNeil observed in The Wine Bible, “The question of readiness is a valid, if frustrating one. Drinking a wine when its most interesting flavors are being fully expressed is clearly preferable to drinking a wine that’s too young to have anything much to say.” Of course, deciding when to pull a bottle from Read More

Keep Your Wine Tasty With Proper Storage Techniques

Many subtle chemical interactions occur within a bottle of wine as it ages. However, if not stored in a proper environment, a dramatically negative impact can be had on these interactions, including total spoilage of the wine. A bottle will tell the tale of improper wine storage through appearance, smell, and taste.

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Proper Wine Storage? Not On Your Kitchen Counter

For that everyday drinking bottle of Beaujolais Villages or a simple Napa Cabernet, your kitchen wine rack or countertop is an easy and relatively harmless choice for storing your wine. But when it comes to a prized vintage of Châteauneuf-du-Pape or Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon? The kitchen counter is decidedly not the ideal place for Read More