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Old 12-04-2013, 04:28 PM
 
Location: South Tampa
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How do you select a bottle of wine to store up and age?

I suppose you can't just go and buy any $10 bottle of wine and store it for the next 30 years, right?
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:11 PM
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How do you select a bottle of wine to store up and age?

I suppose you can't just go and buy any $10 bottle of wine and store it for the next 30 years, right?
it doesnt matter what wine you personally choose to store, it could be a 2$ bottle. people usually buy a vintage (or short supplied wine) and store it, it has appeal. wine isnt priced on flavor its sold on how its processed, and supply and demand. i have a 10$ bottle i stored earlier this year, plan to keep it for years, just pick something you enjoy.
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:14 AM
 
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Stash! I was cleaning out a friends house, and found a ton of wine, dated from 1980, cases down in the store room. Some were selling now for over $75a bottle...
ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA VALLEY 1980, Napa

I wonder what it cost when he bought it?

Anyway, it was pretty smooth....

Mostly I buy wine at Safeway, Malbec, and play a game, I only buy wine that costs over $25 a bottle, but is on sale, 50% off...or more...works well for me. Never pay over $17 a bottle, but, that is wine that sells normally for $40...
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:44 PM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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We have several spendy bottles cellared. Shared a 90 Petrus on my husband's last bday. I have an 82 Salon les Mesnils from last Xmas to replace one we drank years ago. 82 Chateau Margaux a few years ago (named our dog "Shadow Margaux" after that one ). We have some 90 Opus, 85 Dow's, various vintages of Yquem, Dunn, Heitz, Silver Oak, Figeac, Stag's Leap Cask 23-----

You should always just drink what you like. Also have some $10 bottles in the fridge. Costco has some great value wines--the Malbecs & Torrontes (sp) come to mind.

The best way to learn about wines is by reading about/tasting a wide variety. It takes time to develop your palate. Browse the Wine Spectator, take advantage of wine tastings in your area, take a course on wines of the world, visit your local wineries.

I'm really not sure what the most expensive wine we've had is--but I know for certain it would've been well over $1000. Some people gamble thousands away at casinos, take expensive trips, or buy pricey cars. We prefer to eat & drink our money!
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:57 PM
 
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bought an $80 bottle of fantastic Argentinian wine in Mendoza with some friends (can't remember which kind) when I was there. Easily would have been $200+ dollars back in the US.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:38 PM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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bought an $80 bottle of fantastic Argentinian wine in Mendoza with some friends (can't remember which kind) when I was there. Easily would have been $200+ dollars back in the US.
Probably a Malbec like I mentioned above in my post^. Mendoza is where they're from! They tend to be pretty reasonably priced (under $100, even here).
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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I've done the Pierre Joet Flower bottle at restaurants several times-probably about $200-$250 a bottle. Is the only Champagne I can drink
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:54 AM
 
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A four liter of burgundy for $17.99 - and yes, it was worth every penny.
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I like to buy a bottle of ice wine every two years or so; it's usually $35 or more for a small bottle.
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:19 PM
 
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Nope, most wine drinkers are idiots. Studies have been done with blind taste test's involving modestly priced boxed wine, and more expensive bottles and these experienced wine drinkers could not tell the difference. Buy what you like in your price range, it doesnt get better. Anyone that says it does is a liar
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