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Posted on Thu, Aug 10, 2006 17:00

Does anyone know about the storage of wine? I just noticed that an unopened bottle of wine was slightly leaking. Does this mean it is no longer drinkable? It's been sitting around for a long time, but a good tasting desert wine. Do I toss it? Yes, I realize there are more pressing issues here, but am curious. Appreciate if someone knows the anwer. Thanks!


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Posted on Sat, Nov 17, 2007 19:44

A blog resurrection gone un-noticed until now, lol. BlueEyz ~ Please come to my house and demonstrate any recommendations you have! Keep in mind, I am a slow learner and the demonstration may have to be repeated numerous times.


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Posted on Sat, Nov 17, 2007 14:42

Hi I was engaged to a guy (real sweetie)who collected wine, claret, champagnes and brandy. All his wine (4,500sh bottles)were laid down to prevent the corks drying and shrinking. Sorry but the technical stuff bored me to tears, (did you notice the word 'was')drinking it was nice though, luckily I got out of the relationship with an intact liver.


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Posted on Wed, Oct 31, 2007 21:15

Dear Naughigal, Chateau d Yquem 1970? Definitely give it a go but do be prepared for some oxidation since there is obviously a gap in your cork. In addition to the fois gras, be sure to have some liver pate and stuffed mushrooms. Other great pairings would include short ribs in a reduction (so, if it is only a little off you might use it to cook with). Enjoy!


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Posted on Wed, Oct 31, 2007 12:59

Hi there If the relevant bottle of wine is leaking, the cork has probably become dry and porous and the contents is starting to oxidise. So, try it and if it's lost its fruit, is acidic & flabby - chuck it! Unless you have a cellar & keep fine wine bottles in bins, in the dark and lying down on their sides - its usually best to drink or consume most other wines within 2 years of purchase. Good luck


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Posted on Sun, Aug 13, 2006 07:35

Never, I repeat NEVER, toss a d'Yquem without tasting it!! Create an occasion, make an appropriate sacrifice to the wine gods, get yourself some fois gras and open that puppy. Let me know if you need some help drinking it!


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Posted on Fri, Aug 11, 2006 16:17

Chateau d Yquem 1970. It's not the expense SV (where is your picture?), but that it was intended for a special occasion. Thanks for the information everyone, still not sure if it's worth keeping - anyone want to open it with me and see?


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Posted on Fri, Aug 11, 2006 08:40

Leakage around the cork and through the seal will not necessarily result in a bad wine, especially if it has a high residual sugar content as in a desert wine. However, if there is wine coming out, there is oxygen going in which will lead to oxidation. The questions that beg answering are, At what temp has the wine been stored, has it been out of direct sunlight and exactly what kind of wine are we dealing with here? Don't be surprised, if when you open it, to find mold on the cork. That can be common with dessert wines, again it doesn't mean it's bad. Only a sniff, swirl and taste will confirm that. Cheers!


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Posted on Fri, Aug 11, 2006 05:16

leaking? ewww guessing the cork has eroded. I would say NO go.


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Posted on Thu, Aug 10, 2006 22:06

well, there are several factors to consider... red or white, climate of the room, how much has it leaked will determine how much air has reached into the bottle. everybody's different so if you still think it tastes good, drink it. white tends to vinegar quickly when not refrigerated, so sniff first.


Courtney :)

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