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Dear Dr. Vinny,

My girlfriend and I have this idea of burying a box of treasures and would like to have a bottle of wine in this box as well. We were wondering what we would have to do so that the wine doesn’t go bad, or even if we have to do anything?

—Miles, Canada

Dear Miles,

If there’s one thing I know about buried treasure, it’s that you need a treasure map with a big red “X” marking where it is. Don’t forget that.

As far as burying your wine is concerned, go for it. I’ve written about burying wine before, and even storing wine underwater. As far as I can tell, the wine itself should be safe, but the label might take a beating, depending on how it’s protected. It’s not the most convenient way to store wine, but it should work. I’d pick a wine that has the stuffing to age, but one that wouldn’t break your heart if you forget about or can’t find it.

—Dr. Vinny

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