‟DON’TS,” for Wine Drinkers.

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‟DON’TS,” for Wine Drinkers.

Post by jdaw1 » 16:35 Sat 19 Sep 2009

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.

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Post by uncle tom » 18:32 Sat 26 Sep 2009

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??

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Post by AHB » 19:43 Sun 27 Sep 2009

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?
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Post by jdaw1 » 14:01 Tue 06 Oct 2009

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.

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From the Winter 1969/1970 Harrods wine catalogue; reproduced by permission of the Company Archives, Harrods Limited.
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Post by Old Bridge » 09:46 Thu 23 Mar 2017

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?

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Post by jdaw1 » 10:15 Thu 23 Mar 2017

Twenty years. Perhaps more.

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Post by Old Bridge » 10:26 Thu 23 Mar 2017

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.

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Post by Doggett » 01:22 Fri 27 Oct 2017

Surely the only ‘Don’t’ for wine drinkers is...RUN OUT

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