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Thread: Can Wine Cask Go Off?

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    I had a case of cleanskins, with screw top caps, red wine. And I opened one about a month or so ago and it was still delicious - they are a few years old, vintage 2005, I'm a bit slow getting through my stash on my own.

    And I opened another today and it hissed when I opened it, ie there was pressure in the bottle - eek. And it tasted horrid and was not getting any better half an hour later. So I tipped that one down the sink. Might have to warn people they have potentially exploding wine...

    So even with screw tops (not stelvins) you can still get a bottle go off.

    Casks - once openned - does it say on the pack somewhere, recommend drinking within a couple of weeks or something? I think it would depend on how much air you let into the cask when you let wine out of it. Or if the wine was really done fermenting when they put it in the cask or not. If it wasn't done fermenting, there would be stories of split casks or exploding wine somewhere.

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    Cleanskins can be really good value if you can get a tasting before you buy. Dan Murphy's has an excellent red ATM which is unbelievable value. And alas, it's all going to screw tops now except for champagne & really expensive bottles of wine. Clearly wine never gets a chance to go "off" in this house. I've had a particularly taxing 24 hours, so am sitting here sipping a Chardy as I type.

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    Yup, I tasted that vintage before I bought the case. And the best bottle was the one a month ago.

    I've been meaning to check out the student wine at the Waite - because there's been some really yummy stuff come from there at around $2 to $4 a bottle...

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    yeah nothings quite like a bag of vinegar goon to stimulate the stomach lining.
    If you find yourself going through hell; Don't stay. Just keep on going.
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    There was nothing better than my step father's bottles of 30 year old claret we cleaned out of his cellar after he died. It was the most horrible...however, it made the BEST spagetti sauce, so many many people wanted to know my ingredient. I was so sad when the last bottle went.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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