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‟DON’TS,” for Wine Drinkers.

Posted: 16:35 Sat 19 Sep 2009
by jdaw1
Page 9 of the Wine Society catalogue, November 1918, entitled [color=#009900]‟DON’TS,” for Wine Drinkers.[/color] wrote:1. DON’T put ice into Champagne or sparking wines. It spoils bouquet and flavour.
2. DON’T serve Champagne or Sparking Wines too cold.
3. DON’T warm Clarets or Burgundies by the fire.
4. DON’T keep wine stored on high shelves, as heat ascends.
5. DON’T serve or decant old wines soon after arrival. Keep them in cellar for some time.
6. DON’T let stock run low. Newly arrived wines must have time to settle.
7. DON’T be frightened when you see floating particles in White Wines ; it is evidence of purity.
8. DON’T stand Champagne up ; flatness is sure to result.
9. DON’T leave wines in their cases or covers, but unpack and bin at once. Full bottles sometimes get overlooked, and find their way back to the wine merchant.
10. DON’T keep your jars and cases, but return to cellars promptly.

Re: ‟DON’TS,” for Wine Drinkers.

Posted: 18:32 Sat 26 Sep 2009
by uncle tom
DON’T keep your jars and cases, but return to cellars promptly

I assume that the cases were re-usable wine boxes or crates - but what are the jars??

Tom

Re: ‟DON’TS,” for Wine Drinkers.

Posted: 19:43 Sun 27 Sep 2009
by AHB
uncle tom wrote:I assume that the cases were re-usable wine boxes or crates - but what are the jars??
Perhaps they were the equivalent of today's wine box?

Re: ‟DON’TS,” for Wine Drinkers.

Posted: 14:01 Tue 06 Oct 2009
by jdaw1
uncle tom wrote:what are the jars??
From Harrods Food News, 18th July 1927, and reproduced by permission of the Company Archives, Harrods Limited.
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Harrods Food News was a weekly publication run during much of the inter-war period, a sampling of which suggested that it never listed vintage port.

Re: ‟DON’TS,” for Wine Drinkers.

Posted: 14:03 Tue 06 Oct 2009
by jdaw1
From the Winter 1969/1970 Harrods wine catalogue; reproduced by permission of the Company Archives, Harrods Limited.
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Re: ‟DON’TS,” for Wine Drinkers.

Posted: 09:46 Thu 23 Mar 2017
by Old Bridge
5. DON’T serve or decant old wines soon after arrival. Keep them in cellar for some time.
6. DON’T let stock run low. Newly arrived wines must have time to settle.

Re above: What constitutes enough settletime?

Re: ‟DON’TS,” for Wine Drinkers.

Posted: 10:15 Thu 23 Mar 2017
by jdaw1
Twenty years. Perhaps more.

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Re: ‟DON’TS,” for Wine Drinkers.

Posted: 10:26 Thu 23 Mar 2017
by Old Bridge
jdaw1 wrote:
10:15 Thu 23 Mar 2017
Twenty years. Perhaps more.

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Perhaps some of us buy older wines for drinking while we are still alive.