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#241 - 06/24/06 08:57 PM old stored wine
winenewbie Offline
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Registered: 06/24/06
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Loc: eagle pass
My father has some old wines stored but I don't have the information of the wines on hand but I know they've been stored for years, and i was just wondering if they would still be safe to drink or if they should have been stored in a special way. I believe they are red wines but if you need more info to know exactly I will post it later. HELP! THanks! I'm new to wines but I really enjoy them!

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#242 - 06/27/06 10:49 AM Re: old stored wine
Peter May Offline
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Registered: 11/26/04
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Loc: St Albans, England
Hi.


The only way to tell if they are drinkable is to open one and see.

Pour a glass, smell the wine. If it smells OK try a mouthfull.

Old wines lose their fruity flavours, and although the wine may entrance an enthusiast, many people do not like the taste of old wine.

It is also a commonly held misconception that all red wines age (not all do) and become valuable (few do so)

However, your nose and tongue are the best -- indeed the only -- indicators of whether you'll enjoy drinking them.

But they will not harm you.

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#243 - 07/17/06 10:57 PM Re: old stored wine
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They could be vinegar - they could be great! Have a party, open them up and see smile If they're bad, that's fine, at least you found out!
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#244 - 07/28/06 03:07 PM Re: old stored wine
shrtbch Offline
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Registered: 02/23/05
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Loc: Florida
I heard white wine is at it's peak within the first 3 to 5 years. Anyone hear this before?

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#245 - 07/28/06 04:03 PM Re: old stored wine
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There's no set rule for white wine. Many white wines in modern times are meant to drink in 6 months and go downhill quickly after that. Other famous Chablis are meant to drink after MUCH more than 5 years. So it all depends on what you get smile
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#359564 - 11/09/17 12:43 AM Re: old stored wine [Re: winenewbie]
Jessi Marina Offline
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Yes its all depends on the wine what you have... some have different years of storage condition
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