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Four things oenophiles should know about collecting wine

Jessicha Valentina
Jessicha Valentina

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, November 23, 2017  /  09:39 am
Four things oenophiles should know about collecting wine

It is common knowledge that wine gets better with age. However, it does not mean that one should wait 60 years to uncork a bottle. (Shutterstock/File)

Collecting wine is not only about having a range of bottles of Burgundy, Bordeaux or Pinot Noir. To have a good wine collection, wine lovers need to study the art.

Pio Boffa, a fourth-generation winemaker of Pio Cesare winery in Alba, Italy, tells The Jakarta Post four essential things oenophiles should know about enjoying wine at its finest.

Temperature control

Those living in tropical regions, such as Indonesia, are recommended to have a cellar with a temperature between 15 and 16 degrees Celsius. Boffa says the room should be fairly humid, as dryness can damage the corks.

Choose your wine based on brands

Wine aficionados have to consider brands as a brand symbolizes wine quality.

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Collect wine aged three to five years

Boffa recommends collectors buy wine between aged three and five years and keep it for another 10 years as the young age allows collectors to follow the aging process.

Follow the aging process

It is common knowledge that wine gets better with age. However, it does not mean that one should wait 60 years before uncorking a bottle.

Instead of keeping bottles for years, Boffa suggests collectors have fun by opening and tasting them every once in a while. This method allows wine lovers to taste the evolution and, at the same time, make sure that it is aging correctly. (asw)

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