Buying wine is never easy, and if you’re not careful, what may seem to be a good investment at first, can turn into a disaster in the blink of an eye. Most of the times when this happens, it’s because the buyer has made an uninformed decision.
People usually know that older wines are the best, however, they don’t always pay attention to the fact that if a wine is old, it also means that it has had a lot of time to go off. Always inquire about how the bottle has been stored, in terms of temperature, before making a purchase.
In order to age properly, wine should be kept at temperatures below 70° F. Anything above this limit will age the wine too fast and may result in a going off.
When looking to buy vintage wine, it is vital that you find a good retailer. Professional auctions are usually great because the bottles sold are inspected by professionals beforehand and the buyers can be sure that they will not be bidding on the fake ones.
Finding a good retailer doesn’t mean that the wine will be good
Even after you’ve found a good place to buy a bottle from, there is no guarantee that you’ll get something good. Before bidding, do a bit of research and look for various opinions or reviews of that type of wine. There is a lot of information on the web at places like www.wine-and-more.org.
There are a lot of things that can go wrong with a bottle of wine and one of them is that the grapes from which it’s made might not have been good. Look for the year when it was bottled and then check to see the opinions of professional critics.