Wine Lifestyle

Wine Lifestyle Denny Wang
that not all there is to it

Is age really expensive?
Buy only those wines that are ready to drink.

There are better ways to satisfy your nursing instincts than to waste years of tender loving care on bottles of wine struggling with infancy. Many desperate wine merchants will tell you to buy a case of this or that on the sales pitch that this collection of wine will one day become the envy your friends.

Remember that no matter how attractive a bottle may appear to you today it will be a mere figment of nostalgia in less than 18 months. By then you'll force yourself and your friends to drink all of it just to free up rack space for new fancies. Unless you are into wine investment, you should stick to dealing with a future that is no more than a few harmless weeks long.

Looking for some street smart advice? Identify your desires, look around,  play it cool, pick up one or two and get it on make some memories.

Bad bottles: how to spot and avoid them

The short answer is you can't no body can . Common faults that qualify a bottle of wine as bad are (1) corked, (2) oxidized and (3) a fake.

A bottle is corked if the wine has been tainted by a cork embedded virus known as TCA. Pieces of cork floating in the wine after the bottle is opened are perfectly okay. that's not what we mean by a corked bottle. Scientists have been working on a machine using MRI technology that can scan a bottle and determine if it is spoiled. Despite costing an obscene amount of money, the prototype can't detect TCA.

When sufficient air is allowed to enter a bottle, it will oxidize the wine and in time turn a Chateau Margaux into vinegar. This happens when the cork has deteriorated badly enough so it fails to perform its mission in life seal the wine from the outside atmosphere. there are signs that you can spot from examining a bottle.

Ullage the space between top of the liquid and the cork gives us the first clue as wine ages, the height of what wine in the bottle naturally slides down from the neck of the bottle toward the shoulder. An unnaturally large ullage makes us worry about leakage. Leakage of wine is not a problem, except that the bottle through the seal of its cork. In general, we will always choose a bottle with good(small) ullage.

A couple of years ago, France was made to blush in humiliation when some bad apples among the cherished burgundy producers finally succumbed to the age old temptation to produce fake wine. The honor in the wine trade had always been immaculate. Even when an odd incident or two of despicable violations occurred, the good forces descended and scooped up the bad before harm came to the unwary innocent us the wine lovers. As golfers will attest, cheating does take place in the trees and sand traps, but the honor or the game prevails
enough for wine lovers to carry that fear with us when we go shopping, though.

There is more comfort. Most respectable  wine suppliers, top restaurants and wine lounges are gentlemanly enough to replace a bad bottle.

Don't buy to many bottles of the same wine

A woman steps out of a fitting room, gleaming with delight, holding a little black dress. Does she signal the sales lady to wrap three more of exactly the same dress? Unlikely.

There are easily 10,000 - 20,000 different kinds of wine and vintages out on the market today. Every year and another 2,000 - 3,000 kinds hot your local wine stores. In all likelihood, you will find a new love the next time you return from a wine escaped.

Don't be cornered into a one one relationship with the wine supplier

Even if you are a firm believer that a devoted relationship is the solution to life's many unnecessary complications, take it from those who's been (dragged) around the block a few times learn to handle a richer array of options.

How do i know when I'm being ripped off.

I suspect that you know exactly how much to pay for a pair of Ferragamos? now add an odd variable called Age to that formula. Age adds meat to the price tag because good wine improves with age, up to certain point.

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