Is it ok to Lay Down That Wine

Many people ask why they should lay down wine. In my opinion, wines that should be laid down for several years are small production wines that need to age a bit or wines that are a new vintage. These wines usually have a high alcohol content 14 percent or higher.  Pinot Noirs also age especially well, however, most are 12 to 13 percent alcohol content. 

Aging wines takes a little bit of attention during the laydown process. The bottles should be rotated 1/4 turn every month to keep the cork evenly saturated so as not to dry out. Keeping a close watch is important in preserving the integrity of the wine. 

Please drink responsibly. 

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