We're testing our new mobile-friendly website. Check out the beta version and let us know what you think!

Great Early or Great Late

James Laube
Issue: September 30, 2011

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.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 23, 2011.

To continue reading this page, become a WineSpectator.com member today!

Do you have a Wine Spectator magazine subscription? Save 50% on your Online Membership right now!


Already a member?

  |  Forgot Password?

By clicking "Log In" you agree to the Terms and Conditions of WineSpectator.com

MEMBER LOGIN

= members only

Keep me logged in      Forgot Password?

Job Opportunities

Passionate about wine? Wine Spectator magazine is looking for an enthusiastic copy editor in the New York office.

Email Newsletters

Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions
New! Ratings Flash

» View samples
» Or sign up now!
» Manage my newsletter preferences

Classifieds

The marketplace for all your wine needs, including:

Wine Storage | Wine Clubs
Dining & Travel | Wine Auctions
Wine Shops | Wine Accessories