Brian K Miller wrote:I've not had it for more than a couple of months, and I do air condition, so although it's not been in the wine fridge, I thought it would be OK.
Oliver McCrum wrote:1It has recently become received wisdom, at least on the wine internet, that wine is as perishable as milk.
Oliver McCrum wrote:It has recently become received wisdom, at least on the wine internet, that wine is as perishable as milk. I know of no evidence for this; someone* told me they once conducted an experiment with two bottles of the same wine, one of which was kept in the trunk of a car in a sunny climate for two weeks and one stored normally. When the two wines were compared, there was no perceptible difference.
* Tom Hill?
Bob Henrick wrote: If the cork is neither pushed, nor sunken in I would not be at all concerned.
Covert wrote:Bob, from my experience, visual evidence unfortunately does not always accompany cooked wine.
Covert wrote:Bob Henrick wrote: If the cork is neither pushed, nor sunken in I would not be at all concerned.
Bob, from my experience, visual evidence unfortunately does not always accompany cooked wine. It has to be really hot to push corks, but keeping wine at just, say, 80 degrees f for a while can kill it. I know because I cooked a bunch of it when I tried to dry out a room at camp with a dehumidifier, and didn't stay around to notice the increase in room temperature.
As was mentioned, cooked wine seems to get far worse over time, and if you drink it right after cooking it, it can sometimes even improve to taste -again, from my experience experimenting with a wine rack full of cooked wine (Bordeaux).
Clinton Macsherry wrote:Oliver, what I've heard, read (here), and come to accept is that exposure to significant, potentially damaging heat doesn't immediately ruin wine, but does affect the ageability and drinkability of the wine beyond the short term. So if that's right, the bottle from the trunk in your anecdote* may have tasted fine when opened but would have suffered in comparison to the normally stored bottle some months (say) later.
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