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Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

You suggested using a coffee filter to get bits of cork out, and it impaired the wine. What happened?

Posted: January 11, 2006  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

You suggested using a coffee filter to get bits of cork out, and it impaired the wine. What happened?

Posted: January 11, 2006  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

After storing wine on its side in a cellar, should you set it upright before drinking to allow the sediment to flow to the bottom of the bottle?

Posted: January 9, 2006  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

When wines are paired with foods to complement one another, are you supposed to mix the food and wine in your mouth at the same time?

Posted: January 6, 2006  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

After decanting a bottle of wine, is it OK to pour it back into the bottle in order to take it to a friend's house?

Posted: December 19, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

I want to know, in your point scale, if a 95-point Don Melchor is the same (quality, body, taste, etc.) as a 95-point Chateau Petrus. When you taste, does the producer have an impact on the score?

Posted: December 16, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

I inherited a bottle of 1889 Rare Malmsey. Should I drink it or just keep it as a conversation piece?

Posted: December 14, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

If all I know is how much I have to spend, what questions should I ask at the wine shop?

Posted: December 12, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

I've been told to let a wine breathe for half an hour for each year it's been aged. Is this reasonable?

Posted: December 7, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

Are preservatives and sulfites to blame for my hangover?

Posted: December 2, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

How much air does that chewy, robust Châteauneuf-du-Pape need to develop?

Posted: November 30, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

What can be done with expensive Chardonnays that are well past their prime?

Posted: November 28, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

You've suggested giving your server a pour of a wine you bring to a restaurant. Are you serious?

Posted: November 23, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

When bringing wine to a party, should you bring the host's favorite or yours?

Posted: November 21, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

When Wine Spectator says "drink now," how long could you cellar the wine?

Posted: November 18, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

I never see the sediment in time when I'm decanting an old bottle. I've tried to use a candle (no good), then a flashlight (even worse). What's the correct way to do this?

Posted: November 16, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

I live in an apartment that lacks a cool space for my wine racks. Just how bad is it to store wine at room temperature--especially if I intend to drink it within, say, two years?

Posted: November 14, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

I left some bottles in my car for two weeks, and now the outsides are red and sticky. Can I still drink them?

Posted: November 11, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

Do I need to let a wine "breathe," or does oxygen make it spoil?

Posted: November 9, 2005  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

If a restaurant serves a glass of wine with a piece of cork in it, is it appropriate to send it back, or is it no big deal?

Posted: November 8, 2005  

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