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Last night we opened a bottle of high-end '99 Napa Cab. We have a case in the cellar and have enjoyed several in the last six months. The wine was early maturing, with velvety tannins and significant

Posted: June 29, 2005  

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Does malolactic fermentation take place in the barrel or in the bottle? Is it always necessary?

Posted: June 27, 2005  

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What can you tell me about the aging potential of South American Malbecs and Cabernets? I've bought multiples of some nice bottles recently, and having (really) enjoyed the first, I'm wondering how lo

Posted: June 24, 2005  

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If I open a bottle of good Port wine and don't finish it, how long will the remainder last before its quality diminishes? How should I store it?

Posted: June 22, 2005  

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I have a question about futures. I really want to buy a case of a good 2004 wine in honor of my wedding and store it to drink on anniversaries over the next 12 years. How do normal people buy a case o

Posted: June 21, 2005  

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I recently bought a wine that I have never had before, a Toro from Spain. I noticed that there was mold on the outside of the cork, and the cork was incredibly difficult to remove (it actually crumbl

Posted: June 17, 2005  

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My birthday party includes a wine tasting for eight friends. We'll be tasting a 1964 Château Lafite Rothschild against two other reds. What kind of food (if any) can we eat between tastings?

Posted: June 15, 2005  

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Dear Dr. Vinny,

Posted: June 13, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

My wife is expecting the birth of our first child in August. In celebration she wants Champagne. I have a '90 Krug Brut. What is the optimum temperature to serve it at? Reds are easier than whites whe

Posted: June 10, 2005  

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In a recent answer, you mentioned "a fill level (also known as 'ullage') that is consistent with a wine of its age." How does that work?

Posted: June 8, 2005  

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I've read reviews where the terms "cat pee" and "pencil shavings" were used in reference to wine taste. Are we really talking smell here, or do wine critics really know what these things taste like?

Posted: June 6, 2005  

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Is there anything wrong with using a coffee filter to filter cork from wine?

Posted: June 3, 2005  

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I am fairly new to the world of wine. I have discovered that I have made a mistake, and I am hoping that I can correct it. I have been storing several bottles of Champagne in the refrigerator and woul

Posted: June 2, 2005  

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Regarding wines with screw-top closures: Is it better to store these wines upright or on their sides, or does it not matter?

Posted: May 31, 2005  

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The other day my friend and I were discussing the hangover of the wines. The point was, if one wine has more residual sugar than another, the hangover will be stronger? How does this work?

Posted: May 27, 2005  

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I just saw Mondovino, and "micro-oxygenation" was mentioned. Can you explain what that means? Thanks.

Posted: May 25, 2005  

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How can I tell corked wine from brettanomyces or some other type of taint? And what other taints are out there?

Posted: May 23, 2005  

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Mea culpa: I don't like red wine! Can you suggest a white wine that goes with red meat? Or is this a wine faux pas?

Posted: May 20, 2005  

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While I agree that stemware can significantly enhance the wine consumption experience, I'm curious about decanter shapes. Are there specific shapes for different varietals, or are different shapes pri

Posted: May 17, 2005  

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I work in a restaurant and occasionally have patrons who refuse a wine simply because they don't like it, though it is perfectly good, sometimes stunning, and they misunderstand it. Is it ever appropr

Posted: May 12, 2005  

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