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  1. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    I opened up four bottles of wine last night that I had been "cellaring" for a special occasion. Three 2000 bourdeauxs and one 01 Hartford pinot noir. Each bottle was AT LEAST $20...

    and each one had spoiled.


    :dead:


    Oh well, $80 red wine reduction sauce here I come....
     

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  2. Upgr8r

    Upgr8r High Priest or maybe Jedi Master

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    How and where were you storing them?
     
  3. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    What color glass were the bottles?
     
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    Westy the teste

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    Where'd you buy the bottles?
     
  6. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Too hot in your "cellar"?
     
  7. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    temperature change. I had them in a box in a dark closet, but I guess it wasn't dark or stable enough. There were a couple of times our heat failed or my roomate was using the stove and oven with the windows closed in 80 degree heat with the AC off...that was neat. I didn't intend to keep them forever, just a year or two mostly to enjoy over that period...

    green glass and I purchased them when I left the liqour store I worked at.
     
  8. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    whiskey never spoils. sack up, pansy.
     
  9. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    exclusive box-wine from target. Are you kidding me? Is this bumwine.com?
     
  10. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    yeah, but it gets drank too fast. I had a bottle of macallan 15 year that last the better part of two weeks.
     
  11. Upgr8r

    Upgr8r High Priest or maybe Jedi Master

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    If they were stored vertically it would have caused the cork to dry and shrink allowing air in. Always store in a horizontal position to keep the cork moist
     
  12. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    nope, sideways.
     
  13. Jeremy R

    Jeremy R <b>x</b>

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    Hey man,
    Why the sour grapes?
     
  14. Upgr8r

    Upgr8r High Priest or maybe Jedi Master

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    Thats a bummer. I've lost bottles in the past for no good reason. :banghead:
     
  15. ultraNoob

    ultraNoob Yoshinoya Destroyer

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    My dad gave me 2 1993 Sutters (something or another...) merlot's that he had under the kitchen sink. He completely forgot that they were there. My dad hasn't drank since 1995. Yummy city. Last year, bottle 1 lasted about an hour between me and my date. Bottle 2 sits in the deepest darkest corner of one of my cupboards... far away from any heat source. (lying down on its side of course)
     
  16. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Cellaring wine in a closet? You were asking for it. :p
     
  17. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    you talkin bout sutter home wine, brah?

    "cellaring" hence the quotes. Mostly holding onto for a special occasion, but yeah, I got what I deserved.
     
  18. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Sutter Home?
     
  19. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Yah - you'd have been better off cellaring them in the fridge. :D
     
  20. ultraNoob

    ultraNoob Yoshinoya Destroyer

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    yup... that's the stuff... thanks brudda
     
  21. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Mmmm.... a nice aged bottle of Sutter Home merlot... stored in the ol' man's cupboard. :drool:
     
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    Under the kitchen sink. The moisture keeps it fresh and the clorox fumes help it age.
     
  23. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I wonder if it was a magnum... :thumb: :rofl:
     
  24. Broken_Spoke

    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    It always makes me laugh when I see people buy magnums of Sutter Homes and Livingston Cellar. The coup de gras for hilarity is the gallon jugs of Gallo Rossi.
     
  25. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Do they come in any smaller bottles? :confused: :D
     
  26. Broken_Spoke

    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    I think it comes in smaller sizes, but it is in a box. The box strangely enough has a picture of the giant bottle printed on it.
     
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    You are trying to tell me that you do not have one of these

     
  28. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    I do, but that's where I keep my slaves. I like to keep them dry and 62 degrees year round.
     
  29. Broken_Spoke

    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    I actually find that 65 degrees makes them 53% more productive than 62 degrees.
     
  30. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Or if the wine is still in the box, store it upside down
     
  31. X3pilot

    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    Ripple don't spoil, but I have had a few bottles of Cold Duck go bad...

    bummer, I feel your pain.
     
  32. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    See this is one reason why I just stick to drugs.
     
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    Smack don't spoil?
     
  34. Sandwich

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    cold duck goes good? ever?
     
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    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    Cold Duck goes good with baloney and mayonaise sammiches!
     
  36. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    absolutely terrifying. Are you an 80 year old woman? :brows:
     
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    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    Don't you recall the redneck vs. good ole boy vs. hick thread a few days ago??

    :biggrin:
     
  38. Sandwich

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    nah I was too busy trying to pickle myself