Why three bottles of each wine?
The purpose of a cellar is to catch your wine at its peak while learning how the wine evolves. Many of these $30 wines can live long lives indeed, but most will be delicious on release, peak in three to five years and then fade away from there. Having three bottles of each wine lets you experience the wine throughout its life cycle.
This is a pretty arbitrary figure. Basically, it’s the price point at which you can really begin to find gems for the cellar from around the globe. It’s also the most money many people would think about spending on a bottle of wine. The idea of this series is to show everyone that cellaring wine is not just for the rich and famous, but can instead be within the means of most wine lovers!
Now on to part II of the $2500 Cellar.
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