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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Most Wine Does Not Age.....

Most wine does not age.  But what if…

Most people assume that the longer that you keep a wine, the better it will get. So a common question is how long will wine age.

It is a misconception that you must age wine. The fact is, throughout the world, most wine is drunk "young" (that is relatively soon after it is produced, perhaps 12 to 18 months).

So chances are if you have been saving some miscellaneous bottles here and there is that they are bad.  Maybe even beyond bad.  Like really bad. 

It actually happened to us once. We were traveling in France and picked up a bottle in Burgundy.  We thought we would save it for a special occasion. It just so happened that we celebrating our move back to NY with a friend who just got a great job in Vegas.  So yes we pulled this bottle out.  Now I should mention that he was French.  So how perfect this should have been.  

We ended up dumping the bottle down the drain. 

Now how would like to taste wine that is meant to age? This Friday’s Spanish Wine Dinner is the ticket then.

We are taking the same wine, BUT all different ages.  Three, five, seven and 10 years of aging on a Tempranillo.  We have never done a wine dinner like this before.

All the aging was done in the barrel and bottles at the vineyard under the vineyards control.

This will be a very eye opening event to the world of aging wine.  You can taste the evolution of the wine.  The fruit, the tannins, the structure, the softness etc….

Here is the menu:

What:  Spanish Tempranillo Wine Dinner

Explore what aging does on the same wine from Anciano from Valdepenas 
Spain
Same Wine, But Aged 3, 5, 7 & 10 Years

When: Friday November 16th 2012 - 7PM

Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro 165 Canal St Ellenville NY

Details: 5 course Tempranillo Wine Dinner, $49 per person

RSVP (845) 647-3000

Anciano Tempranillo, Aged 3 Years

Asparagus & Almonds
Anciano Tempranillo, Aged 5  Years

Braised Octopus & Organic Andouille Sausage
Anciano Tempranillo, Aged 7 Years

Mint & Cumin Chicken
Anciano Tempranillo, Aged 10 Years

Flan
Sherry

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