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dopalgangr wrote:Any recommendations? I only have less then 15 bottles on hand at any given time and I'm the only one in the house that drinks the stuff so it lasts a while.
Do you have access to a basement? I live in a suburb of Chicago and can keep my wine at a constant 60 degrees in the basement. In the winter, I open one of the small windows and shut all the heating vents. In the summer, I close the window and open the vents so the air conditioner circulates downstairs. The most important part about keeping wines is having one consistent temperature that falls between 55-65 degrees. Lucas Meeker from Meeker Vineyards has a great writeup online:
In what temperature range should red wine be stored?
"Wine is sunshine held together by water" - Galileo Galilei
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ThunderThighs wrote:I'm hoping to see some more posts by the Austin folks. Hint hint.
Hey, I'm still recovering
On my personal 10 point rating scale, I gave this wine a 7/10, and noted that I definitely liked it. $12.50 a bottle for a 7/10 is a very decent price IMHO.
Trying this wine reminded me that I should start drinking more Sangiovese. This is very fresh fruit, cherry oriented wine with a hint of underlying spice. I'm no Italian wine expert, but my experience from drinking wine in Italy was that the wines there tended to be a bit grittier/earthier than this blend, but this style is definitely more my speed.
I can't be certain, but I do think this bottle was drained at a faster rate than most of the others at the WW tasting.
"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington