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Posted: 2/4/2006 4:20:30 AM EDT
It's the right temperature but how do I keep the caps from rusting?

Mild Bill
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 4:24:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mildbill39:
It's the right temperature but how do I keep the caps from rusting?

Mild Bill



Cosmoline.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:21:44 AM EDT
You could start by buying wine WITHOUT screw tops! Any wine with a screw top is not worthy of storing, ok for drinking, but not storing.

If it doesn't have a cork, you must not store!
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:22:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GlockSpeed31:
You could start by buying wine WITHOUT screw tops! Any wine with a screw top is not worthy of storing, ok for drinking, but not storing.

If it doesn't have a cork, you must not store!



+1
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:23:30 AM EDT
How did you manage that "under the house" here in Florida?
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:24:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By w4klr:

Originally Posted By GlockSpeed31:
You could start by buying wine WITHOUT screw tops! Any wine with a screw top is not worthy of storing, ok for drinking, but not storing.

If it doesn't have a cork, you must not store!



+1



Didn't they decide that wine with caps stores and ages better.....
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:24:08 AM EDT
Convert it to gun storage.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:25:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By enigma2y0u:
Didn't they decide that wine with caps stores and ages better.....



Maybe I'm just old fasioned

Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:49:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MyakkaVice:
How did you manage that "under the house" here in Florida?



Crawl space.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:52:54 AM EDT
I tried to build a cellar, but all the dead bodies were in the way
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:58:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GlockSpeed31:
You could start by buying wine WITHOUT screw tops! Any wine with a screw top is not worthy of storing, ok for drinking, but not storing.

If it doesn't have a cork, you must not store!



I can't find any fortified wine with corks.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:03:12 AM EDT
Lawdog's troll account has a troll account?

G
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:09:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mildbill39:
It's the right temperature but how do I keep the caps from rusting?

Mild Bill



there is nowhere in Florida where it will be the right temp year-round.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:11:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:12:04 AM EDT
Florida? Unless you are in North Central, I can't see having a wine cellar underground. I'd just invest in a nice climate controlled wine storage unit for the kitchen. I have some friends with them.


- rem
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:19:14 AM EDT
The wines I am referring to, that have corks are either real or synthetic corks. I have both types in my wine racks. The screw tops I am thinking about are the ones you find at Wal-Mart that run about $6 for a 1.5L.

As far as the $400 bottle of wine that was ruined by a broken down cork, it wouldn't happen in my house.

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I would never have a $400 bottle of wine unless it was given to me or if I won the lottery.

GlockSpeed31
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:59:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:

Originally Posted By GlockSpeed31:
You could start by buying wine WITHOUT screw tops! Any wine with a screw top is not worthy of storing, ok for drinking, but not storing.

If it doesn't have a cork, you must not store!



Actually this was dealt with recently in a wine column I read. WRONG!

Many top producers of wine are now going to screw caps because they ensure that the wine will not get "corky" should the cork begin to rot - which can happen. Imagine your surprise if a cork went bad and ruined a $400 bottle of wine. I believe that is one of the reasons some wines have switched to an inert type synthetic cork that can not rot, but still maintains the mystique of a cork over a screw cap.

A screw cap no longer relegates wine to the Mad Dog 20/20 rack behind the liquor store counter.



I would never drink Mad Dog. Mostly I have Wild Irish Rose (November) and Thunderbird (August). Those are considered real good months.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 7:14:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By glock23carry:
Lawdog's troll account has a troll account?

G



Damned sure looks like it.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 7:47:06 AM EDT
MadDog . . . ah, the memories . . .
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 7:50:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 7:58:54 AM EDT
Even the synthetic corks don't screw on and BTW, there happens to be a shortage of cork. You can keep that screw on cap stuff in the garage.....next to the still.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 8:46:44 AM EDT
I think you should be concerned about the cardboard boxes decomposing. Doesn/t all great wine come in a box with a spout?
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 8:50:41 AM EDT
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