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When you stop and think about it, there are really only three things that can happen to a wine as it ages. It can improve, gaining nuance, subtlety, fine texture and finesse. This is the outcome that you hope for when you cellar wine. The wine can remain about the same, which, depending on its quality, is usually a good thing too. Or the wine can decline. Wine Spectator's James Laube explains.
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