from the urls-we-dig-up dept
It’s actually pretty easy to fool tastebuds when it comes to aged wine — a more expensive-looking bottle or just a good story is sometimes enough to make people think a wine tastes better than it does. No one trusts wine that comes out of a plastic spigot on a box, but if you tell people you’ve gone to extraordinary lengths to store wine for years, some folks are willing to cough up thousands of dollars for the chance to drink it. If you’re a knowledgeable wine drinker with a lot of disposable income, check out a few of these aged wines.
- A Portuguese winemaker tried aging some wine at the bottom of a lake for just a few months. The resulting wine tasted different (much better?) from the same batch of wine aged normally — so maybe there will be more wine aged in lakes soon. [url]
- Bottles of wine found in centuries-old shipwrecks can fetch insane prices at auctions, and apparently the wine doesn’t turn into vinegar. Wine aged in barrels under the sea seems to produce a better wine more quickly, so who’s going to create a Kickstarter project for a water-filled wine storage cabinet? [url]
- Residue from ancient wine — about 3,700 years old — could provide hints into the early history of winemaking. The oldest known wine is about 5,000 years old, and it probably didn’t taste that much like modern wine. [url]
- Not every old bottle of alcohol found in an old shipwreck turns out to be a winner. Some 170 year old champagne survived time and was still drinkable, but it wasn’t exactly worth the wait. [url]
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