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There are different reasons people wish to collect wine. But those who do usually have a passion for the taste of a good wine.
If you decide collecting wines is for you, may we suggest some guide lines
1. Set a budget.
There is no guarantee that a wine will not die before you open it. Be careful if you are buying aged wines. Do you know how they were stored? Read our page on storing wines. Winemakers require a great deal of education and training to understand the complexes of wine. If Chemistry is your thing you can also understand the complexities involved in aging wine. But not one can guarantee how a wine will age they can only help guide the wine and produce wines suitable for aging. But once bottled what occurs in that bottle is no longer controllable. Yes proper storage condition are important.
Remember that the fun in collecting isn't just the purchase or tasting , but everything leading up to it. Do the research, read reviews and books, taste, talk and ask questions. When you do end up pouring that magical first glass from your newly created collection, you'll enjoy it all the more—whether it's a $19 chardonnay or a rare French Classic —because you put the time and effort into finding it.
* We also found research that said Red wines age better due to an increase amount of Tannins