Wines in the front of the store via /r/wine

Wines in the front of the store

When walking into our local liquor stores there loads of different wines in cases on the floor with the top one opened so you can pull from it. They are usually lower priced and typically on sale. They are usually right in the front of the store. Think like snow shovels in your face just inside the doors when it's snowing…

Are these wines any good (I know that can be subjective)? Are they a special purchase and are being offered at a price lower than what they usually sell for?

I new to wine and I'm just curious if these are bargains or junk?

Submitted May 26, 2017 at 12:00PM by obonaven
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Advice on wine cabinet? via /r/wine

Advice on wine cabinet?

I'm looking at this wine cabinet on craigslist, and could use some advice on what to do when I go to look at it in person. I was going to bring a Thermapen to check the internal temp, but other than that I have no idea what to look for or if the price is fair. This would be our first wine cabinet, we have a small under cabinet fridge in the house, but I think that's more serving temp vs aging. Any advice appreciated!

Submitted May 26, 2017 at 11:47AM by ifornia
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questions about 2 older bottles of riesling via /r/wine

questions about 2 older bottles of riesling

i picked up these two bottles pretty cheaply ($20 and $12) and wondered if anyone has had them.

would keeping them for a few years be good for them? would they get sweeter with age or less sweet? are these going to be dessert wines or just sweet regular wines? any insight would be appreciated.

wine 1 from 1999

wine 2 from 2002

Submitted May 26, 2017 at 10:40AM by njf520
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Need cab recommendations for a family member’s 70th birthday! Caveat – located in PA via /r/wine

Need cab recommendations for a family member’s 70th birthday! Caveat – located in PA

hello all – need some cab recommendations – looking to spend around 100$ total, maybe a 50$ bottle and 2 25$ bottles? the one caveat is i live in PA, and we have archaic liquor laws and and crap selections (even at our premiere stores). Some of the ones i've seen recommended (obsidian, etc) are not available here.

thanks in advance!

Submitted May 26, 2017 at 08:09AM by Bmanilow13
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Proper treatment for aerating a Bourgogne Pinot Noir from start to finish? via /r/wine

Proper treatment for aerating a Bourgogne Pinot Noir from start to finish?

Hi, I still have yet to get a straight answer on this question and am hoping for some advice here.

I've had at least two French people tell me that Bourgogne requires several hours to really open up, but I didn't quite catch if they meant letting it sit in the bottle with the cork pulled, or in a decanter.

The second part of my question is about the temperature. I know Pinot Noir is to be served at around 60 deg F (or so?). However, decanting at room temperature is obviously warmer than this.

So….in the past I've just pulled the cork and put the bottle in the fridge in order to aerate AND pull the temperature down, but I am not sure this is proper procedure.

Any handling advice or tips on proper procedure are much appreciated! Especially length of time. I normally just let the bottle aerate a little bit; I've always had a fear that 3 hours of decanting would be too much.

Thank you all and cheers!

p.s. — Serving tips for Cru Beaujolais (Morgon, Fleurie, etc.) are also appreciated. Serving temp? Length of decanting time? I tried the Thivin that everyone recommends and it was nearly sour, it was so acidic.

Submitted May 26, 2017 at 07:20AM by MorphineSmile
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How do I buy a wine I have only seen for sale in France? via /r/wine

How do I buy a wine I have only seen for sale in France?

Greetings fellow Redditor Wine Drinkers, I was in France in 2014 on my honeymoon and came across the best wine that I have ever had, a 2013 Chateau Grand Peyruchet Sauvignon Blanc – Semillon. I'd like to get my hands on a bottle, but am having trouble. I used a popular wine searching website to locate a store in Atlanta, Georgia that carried it at some point, although they don't have it now. I found a store in France, but they don't ship international. I also found one in Canada, but they don't ship this particular wine at all. So, I've come up short. Am I out of luck? Any ideas? Is there a company that buys wine for you and then ships it to you? Thanks!

Submitted May 26, 2017 at 08:02AM by TheBoggart
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