Old wine -- What is it good for? Absolutely nothing. Aww, say it again. Huh! Right, while many bottles of old wine are indeed worth quite close to absolutely nothing, that's not reason enough to ignore them.
In fact, I spend a lot of time looking at, thinking about, and drinking old wine. When I'm talking about old wine I'm thinking of wines 20, 30, and even 40 years old or more. Most of the old wine that I see that's worth nothing tends to be on the younger end of that spectrum.
People always ask how much that bottle of 1995 Chateau Le Cache Flow might be worth. I mean, it has to be worth something, right? It is after all old wine, and old wine is worth plenty. We're talking big bucks. Well, not always. There are so many issues to take into account, the demand for that particular old wine, the way it's been stored over the years, what it looks like and if it's authentic. While thinking of all these old wine issues, I realized I have to write about really, really old wine. So, allow me to introduce you to some of the oldest wine, and wine-related topics, around.