It started with a phone call from a close friend who had a friend who wanted me to take a look at her wine collection and size it up. Sure, I said. It couldn't be that hard. I'd been through the same exercise myself many times, and it can be both functional and exciting, as in the discovery of a long-lost bottle that had gone undetected for years.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 16, 2007.
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