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chipandstephanie wrote:More on a common question today -
Two shipments arrived today at the same time, both from the last woot-off: K Vitners Syrah (3 bottles)and the Ty Canton Cab(6 bottles).
The K Vitners bottles were warm to the touch - not hot, but warm enough for me to notice. The Tys are also warm, but not as much. (The Tys had freezer packets, the K Vitners did not.) Upon close inspection, all corks / foil appear fine (did not remove foil), except for 1 Ty bottle with (maybe) a 1/2 drop under the foil on the neck of the bottle.
For comparison, I felt the bottles in my wine rack at room temp, and they feel cool to the touch.
I have read the various postings (e.g. cork leakage, popped corks, boiling wine tastes like raisins, etc.), but I am still not clear as to whether I should be concerned. I have not opened any bottles, but I do not see signs of cork poppage (that is a word, right?).
So I am left here wondering whether I should be concerned and whether this warrants a call to service. At what point does heat become a problem? (As I do not intend to drink all 9 this evening - or even this month - I SPIDERS! GET THEM OFF! to discover a problem 1-2 yrs from now.)
the foil caps should spin relatively freely on most wines (but not all), if it feels sticky, take the cap off and inspect, if you've got leakage, it's gotten too hot and you should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
if you don't have any outward signs of heat damage you're probably fine, wine is actually pretty durable.
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The question is this: Should foils be removed upon receipt? Does removing a foil prior to storage adversely affect the wine either short term or long term?
Good questions I haven't seen, yet alone answered.
I'd guess the foil helps keep out oxygen, thus keeping the cork somewhat moist(or from drying out), and possibly helping with long time storage... esp in not-so-ideal conditions.
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Neil Peart(of Rush)
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WHERE THE HELL ARE THE RATS?!?!?!
There should be one more chardonnay rat (2 reports to come) and three merlot rats... come out come out, and hurry your asses up.
"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke
"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen
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CTmasterblender wrote:I don't have the same amount of direct shipping that someone like Mazzocco has. I have no winery to visit and no tasting room. My sales in the last year in Missouri didn't add up to the cost and the time it took to license in the state, so I didn't renew - I'm sure you can relate to that. Every Winery will be different.
I completely understand, but I'm still disappointed. I enjoyed the Rooftop Red and Skinny Dip SB from August of '07, and was looking forward to trying these. Now I know how those who live in nanny states feel.
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