You know that bottle of wine in your collection? The one that’s “too good” to open for just any occasion? We all have one or two — or many more.
They’re special bottles, perhaps procured from a prized winery. Perhaps purchased at a charity auction. Maybe gazing at it reminds you of a happy moment, a memorable trip to wine country.
And you just don’t want to open it. You want to preserve the memory by saving the bottle.
Well, that wine probably isn’t getting any better, and it would be a shame to never pull the cork and enjoy it. In fact, most wine made in North America is not meant to age — at least not much longer than it takes to get from the store to your home.
While it certainly is true that some wines will gain complexity and reveal fascinating aromas after years of patient…
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