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This is an important post. I have found this to be true even when I am with people who dismiss a bottle as faulty. and hour or two later the bottle is fine. I suppose we've all been taught that once opened bottles need to be consumeed RIGHT NOW or else.

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Gently handled wines so often seem to demand time to breathe. It may be apt to say that like a butterflies coming out of cocoons, they need the air so that they can spread their wings and fly.
Best for your New Year. Cheers.

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Hi Alice,
It really sometime they take a sleep through a period after their vivacity baby time,like reduced a bit but revital after patient wait of airing,I met these several time of indeed good potential wine.Cheers!


Nice article! It is true - I've had great surprises from waiting on some bottles. Cheers!

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