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Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

Please help settle a bet once and for all. My Chardonnay-loving bride insists that Champagne improves with age once it's bottled; I believe otherwise. Can you shed some light on this for us? Your answ

Posted: March 25, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

I have collected wine for over 15 years, and something has always bothered me. I purchase wine direct through a winery "club," but when I go to a wine shop, often the same wine is there—and less expen

Posted: March 24, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

I have a very dear friend who lived in Paris for 10 years and affirms, categorically, that if you serve white or red wine at the same temperature and taste them blindfolded that you can not distinguis

Posted: March 22, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

How long can one keep a bottle of good French Champagne on the shelf?

Posted: March 18, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

When you open a bottle of wine, should the cork be wet? Is it a sign that the wine has gone bad? It has happened a few times, and we have thrown out the bottle because it didn't taste right.

Posted: March 15, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

I work in the retail wine industry, and I usually bring my own wine when I go out for dinner. I was recently given a gift certificate for a nice restaurant. Is it inappropriate for me to bring my own

Posted: March 14, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

If I were to invest around $500 on a few bottles of wine to store for five years, what would be my best choice for the highest monetary return given today's market and demands?

Posted: March 11, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

I want to remove and save wine labels. I've tried soaking in hot water and cold to no avail. Is there a special product or trick to do this?

Posted: March 10, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

What can you tell me about wine preservation systems? I recently saw an individual nitrogen system (small cylinder and a tap) that looks very interesting. Do these systems really work? Does the nitrog

Posted: March 8, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

Many wine critics throw the term "racy" around when describing wine. In many cases it is in different contexts. Is there an authoritative, consistent wine-oriented definition for this word?

Posted: March 3, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

I come across the word "sanguine" quite a bit in your tasting notes (mostly for Syrah-based wines). Webster says it means, "blood-colored". Can you help me understand what this means relative to wine

Posted: February 25, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

How did the Italian grape variety Est!Est!!Est!!! get such an unusual name?

Posted: February 24, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

I've recently purchased some Italian Valpolicella. After letting the wine sit in a carafe for a while, I detected a slight effervescence in the taste. I could not actually see any bubbles forming but

Posted: February 22, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

Is the wine in magnum bottles exactly the same as that in standard bottles?

Posted: February 17, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

I just purchased a new wine cooler. What temperature should I keep the cooler at for my collection of Cabernets?

Posted: February 15, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

In a nice steak house I ordered a bottle of wine that cost $95. It was served in rather small, inexpensive wine glasses. The table next to us was served a bottle in nice Riedel stemware. When leaving,

Posted: February 14, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

Can you please tell me the best way to clean red wines stains from the wide-base decanters? Regular cleaners and soap leave an odor. I've heard all kinds of solutions, such as potatoes, rock salt and

Posted: February 10, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

Does one need a degree to succeed in the wine industry? If so, what type and where are the best places to go?

Posted: February 2, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

My husband is nuts about wine. It was fine when all he wanted was to lay down a case or two for our children's weddings. But now he has remodeled our garage as a wine cellar; he spends his time rearra

Posted: January 19, 2005  

News & Features  :  Wine & Health Q&A

Health Q & A: What is the Safest Way to Bottle Wine?

Posted: December 31, 1969  By Jennifer Fiedler

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