What I am trying to do with this first installment about cellarable wines is find the great values out there, the real wow wines under $30 that will reward up to about a decade of cellaring, though sometimes a bit less, with beautiful wines. Easy right? You better believe it!
Will you like or agree with every suggestion? Doubtful at best. But that is not my point. In fact, I would go so far as to say that it is specifically not my point for at least two reasons. The first is that we all should be constantly re-examining our prejudices and biases, while the second is a lesson learned over and over by nearly every wine lover who cellars wines: those prejudices and biases will change over time!
If you cellar wine, don’t be afraid of taking a few risks now and again. A cellar full of your favorite wines is a fantastic treat, a cellar full of your favorite wines and wines you had no idea were to be your favorites is even better!
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