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Berger on wine: How to treat young vs. older wines

December 06, 2017

"About 20 years ago I staged a test. I put a bottle of a fine young Napa Valley cabernet in the trunk of my car and left it there for five weeks during the hottest weeks of summer. Then I pulled the wine out of the trunk and placed it alongside another bottle of the same wine that had been resting on its side in a cool location unmoved, undisturbed from its 60-degree home."