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bardolator wrote:Just went to open a bottle of the Roessler, and the cork was pushed just slightly above the neck. Man. That's the second shipment that's been damaged; I don't even want to think about my Ty Catons. Missed the UPS guy yesterday and will pick up after school Monday. I was only charged $5 for shipping, so I'm assuming there were no ketchup packets along for the ride.
My Ty's came on a Friday, the same day as the K wines. Ty's had about ten tiny(really warm) ketchup packets. K wines had not a one. Keeping my fingers crossed they'll taste okay when we open them as I don't think they had to sit in an overheated warehouse over the weekend.
Wine may not heal all things, but it sure will make you feel a whole lot better.
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yumitori wrote:In my opinion, if it got hot enough to force the cork up on one bottle, it affected all of them. I'd contact Woot!
But I would still try them over the next few days. Cooked wine might be ruined, or it might just have been damaged but still drinkable. At the very least, you'll learn a bit more about what cooked wine tastes like.
I agree. If it was hot enough to kill one, the others sat in the same heat.
Edit: Just did a little experiment, kind of on your behalf. Well, not Yumitori but you, Houtx. One of the three of my Ty bottles was obviously cooked. Leaking, soaked, pink cork, etc. The other two seemed ok. I just opened both of them. Both smelled horrible and tasted flat and vinegary. So, the moral of the story is that if one is cooked, the rest in the box are too. Obviously, this was completely unscientific and I don't have a good bottle of Ty to compare to, but I know Ty and I know his wine is amazing. This ends your episode of Kyle Rye (cause I'm Jewish. Get it?) the Science Guy.
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