Introduction: How to Keep Wine
WARNING : an adult should not drink more than 12 cl to 20 cl of wine a day depending of his weight. A pregnant woman should NEVER drink ANY wine and preferably would stop drinking wine before being pregnant.
This having been said, il will explain you how to keep wine.
The main ennemies of wine are :
- temperature amplitude.
To keep you wine, you will need :
- food quality aluminium foil.
- food quality plastic foil.
- classical pencil (no marker)
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Step 1: Write the Label
Write the :
- Year (millesime)
Step 2: Put the Aluminium Foil
Put the aluminium foil around the bootle.
All parts should be covered to prevent the light to alter the wine.
Step 3: Put the Label and Plastic Foil
Put the label to identify the wine afterward.
The plastic foil will prevent the dampness to alter the cork.
Step 4: Bury for Several Years
Find a place to hide you wine.
Remenber the ennemy is not temperature but temperature amplitude, but your wine will keep less if very hot.
Temperature under 4Â° C will kill the wine.
Step 5: Drink
Choose your wine depending of your taste and money.
Wine probably came for egypt then took two routes :
- Mesopotamy, caucase and back to western europe
- Greece, Italy, Spain, France, rest of the world.
French and Italian wine are standards but there are also excellent wine in america :
- red chile
- white californian (Carl Sassenrath the inventor of Rebol has a vineyard)
Remenber the light is the ennemy so in a normal shop buy a wine that has no more than 3 years.
Buy by 6 bottles an open to taste depending of the classification :
SAUTERNES : 1 bottle every 4 years.
RED BORDEAUX : 1 bottle every 2 years.
BURGUNDY : 1 bottle every years.
BEAUJOLAIS : 1 bottle every 6 months.
If there is no degradation of taste on the second bottle you can skip one more period and so one.
You can keep SAUTERNES more than 30 years.
It's a good investment too : bought this one in 1982 for 18 francs (around 4$)
now in 2008 franc has disapperead but the same wine cost nearly 47 â¬ (around 70$)