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Winery-Sage: How Long Do I Age Red Wine?

“How long do I age red wine?” is a frequently asked question. The general assumption that all red wine can age similarly is wrong, so Winery Sage is here to get you the right information:

In our ageability infographic, the bottle length provides a guide for judging a wine’s age worthiness. The longer the bottle, the longer the wine can age. The numbers on the label indicate the best age to enjoy the wine (Optimal). Anything before then (Immature) and the wine can often appear a little harsh. Anything after (Tired) and the wine is past its prime and will appear at best characterless or at worse, vinegar like.


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