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What to Do with Wine You Don’t Like: A Post-Holiday Guide

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -2006 Lafite-Rothschild For Christmas one year, my aunt gift-wrapped an entire case of wine for me. At first, I was excited to receive what was clearly a case of wine, but when I finally got the wrapping paper off, my excitement turned into dismay. The wine was low-quality white Zinfandel that I knew I would never drink. Alt...
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Unwanted Holiday Bottles: How to Repurpose or Regift Wine Now That the Holidays Are Over

As a wine enthusiast, I rarely get what I want when the holidays roll around. Most of the time, my well-meaning friends and family will get me a couple of wines from Trader Joe’s, or yet another corkscrew. By the beginning of January, I usually have a cabinet full of mass-produced California Cabernet (or worse, Merlot). Every year leaves me with ...
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Wine Auction Ethics: Should You Sell Bottles with Flaws?

A few years back, I invested in a case of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that I hadn’t personally tried, thinking it would be as good as the previous New Zealand vintages I’d sampled. Later, I opened the first bottle and discovered that I absolutely hated it. The wine tasted flabby and dull, and I thought about selling off the rest of the case at ...
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When to Take a Wine Seller’s Advice, and When to Ignore It

In a recent post on the Wine Berserkers forum, one writer related the story of how he wanted to invest in some new rosé vintages for the summer, so he took a trip to his local shop. As he browsed through the aisles, one of the floor sales experts told him he should buy a particular Provence vintage. Even though the wine was pricier than most of th...
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What Is the Best Way to Ship Wine?

My first-ever online wine order was a disaster. One summer evening, while I was looking through my 28-bottle wine cooler, I saw that I was nearly out of drinkable red wines. On a whim, I decided to order a mixed case from a small online retailer, which included ready-to-drink bottles of Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, and California red blends. My or...