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Old 01-03-2010, 09:13 AM   #31
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Usually for me on the day I open a bottle I drink about 1/3 of it. So what do I do with the rest?
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I use a Vacuum Wine Saver. While not a perfect solution, it's definitely better than nothing.
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:25 AM   #32
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I use a Vacuum Wine Saver. While not a perfect solution, it's definitely better than nothing.
I have one. Like you said its far from a perfect solution. Part of the problem is that air has alredy gotten in and mixed with the wine during pouring. The real solution is to go to a high tech dispensing station but they are expensive. The Sonoma And yes I would love to have one of these. Low end solution box or half bottels.
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:45 AM   #33
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Low end solution box or half bottels.
The problem with that is one of availability. Of all the wine I have on-hand, except for a couple dessert wines, none come in either box or half bottle.
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The problem with that is one of availability. Of all the wine I have on-hand, except for a couple dessert wines, none come in either box or half bottle.
Agreed. The business is very slow to change. Plastic corks are better but consumers don't like them.
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The best place to store open bottles of white AND red is in the refrigerator. If you want to vacuum go for it. Re-cork and refrigerate. When you pour the red in your glass it will come back to room temp rather quickly from the warmth of your hands.
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When starting your wine explorations it is not a bad idea to thin the wine a bit with water to lessen the effects of the alcohol and some flavor components that you may object too. That is how the French and Italians introduce their children to wines when they are young. It works.
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:43 PM   #37
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When starting your wine explorations it is not a bad idea to thin the wine a bit with water to lessen the effects of the alcohol and some flavor components that you may object too. That is how the French and Italians introduce their children to wines when they are young. It works.
It's not unusual to also see some European adults add some water to their own glass of wine.
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Old 01-16-2010, 06:56 AM   #38
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It's not unusual to also see some European adults add some water to their own glass of wine.
i believe that's a pitty to do that,
the people I know who do that is... my grand mother.

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I'm French and I haven't waited my 18years old to taste wine (actually I'm 16 years old... and I LOVE wine )
(to say the truth, I have no idea of my age when I tasted it the first time )

I remember at the begining I didn't really like some wines, (probably because I was to young..)
But now I know how to apreciate good wine.
And if you dislike it, it could be because you don't eat the good food with your wine !
for exemple, red wine is perfect with cheese, but with fish, it's better to drink white wine
and, of course, some wines are better than others
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:55 AM   #39
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Growing up I had good wine at special family gatherings, but the first wine I ever bought for myself was in 1970... Red Mountain Wine, $1.69 per glass jug.

40 years later and I can still taste it!!
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:35 AM   #40
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Unfortunately, missd0, many people do not appreciate the phrase 'older but wiser' until after their grandparents are long dead.
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