Oh my gosh — Half a dozen bottles of decades old wine has been hiding in the back of my wine cabinet. Is it still good? Only one way to find out: Have a party and open those puppies up!
“So how bad can it be?” Paula asked, holding up a bottle of wine with a handsome stag on the label. “Hey, if we don’t like it we can always cook with it.” This exchange took place a couple of years ago when Paula and I had been shopping at Lee’s Discount Liquors. There, just in front of the check-out counter, was a large barrel of wine marked $1.99. There were two different wines, but nothing either of us had heard of. There was the elegant stag; surely that would be good wine. The other had bold printing which certainly denoted a no-nonsense, hearty Cabernet, right? It turned out that we got sucked in by pretty labels and a cheap price. But hey, at the time we thought for a mere $1.99 we’d both get some. Why not give it a try? We both reached for the bottles with the handsome stag. I’ve since learned… Read More »