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Ask a Sommelier: The 15 Most Common Wine Questions


7th April 2024 at 10:23 am

I made a dumb mistake when making Sangiovese wine. With other things on my mind I left the sterilization liquid when I started the fermentation process. Obviously thus liquid is in the wine. Is this wine a total loss or can it still be saved?
Thank you

Barry Kaan
20th September 2023 at 1:02 pm

Reccomended decanting times for cabernet is 2 hrs and for merlot or zinfandel is 30 minutes. Wha t about a blend of cabernet/merlot or cab/zin?

4th September 2022 at 9:17 am

I would like to know the value of a bottle of wine I bought in Paris 39 years ago. It has never been opened. Also, can one still drink it?

It is Cabernet D’ Anjou. The label also says Chateau De Tigne’

24th November 2021 at 6:37 pm

Good Day! I found a bottle of 1962 TYTELL EUROPA SELECTED BEAUJOLAIS CHAPON FIN in my parent’s pantry. Is it still safe to consume? What should I expect from it?

Susan Bruce Wood
5th August 2021 at 11:52 am

I need some specific suggestions on which red wine to mix with what champagne to make a blush for a wedding unity event. I see lots of articles on how to do it but not what to do it with! How can I find out the best reds to go with which champagnes to make a tasty result?

    Uncorked and Decanted
    10th August 2021 at 7:32 am

    Please don’t do that. You can buy a rose Champange.

Dave Peace
22nd December 2019 at 2:39 pm

I have a bottle of Travaglini Gattinara, Vendemmia 1985. Product of Italy.

Does it have any value today?

    Uncorked and Decanted
    10th August 2021 at 7:31 am

    That should be drunk in the next year. Not valuable, but delicious.

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