6/20/2009

The Price of Air

Posted by The Wine Whore |



Does the cost of a bottle determine how long it needs to breathe?

Last week I worked to dispel this myth that cost equals quality. This week, I have decided to put this theory to another test. For this week's poll, I am asking you to again decide which pair to compare but I have added a new element to the experiment. Instead of just comparing the winning pair, I will also see how cost affects the ability to decant a wine. Each pair includes a low cost budget �Wise Wine� selection and a more expensive version made from the same varietal. By comparing two different costing bottles of the same type of wine, I am hoping to see if price makes a difference in the amount of air and time required to decant a bottle of wine.

Like last week's poll, I am not going to provide vintage information or any other detailed wine info. Instead, I am only noting the pricing of the selections chosen. Acting as an uninformed consumer, choose which one is your favorite purely based on label and cost by voting for your choice in the poll located at the top of this page. The winning wine will be announced, tasted and featured in a review comparing your pick and whether the price makes a real difference in my tasting experience.


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Be sure to follow me on Twitter or Facebook Wednesday night @ 6:30m pm ET for my tweets as I open and taste the wine that you have picked. This is your chance to ask me questions or just get a sneak peak at my review. The more the merrier, so tell all of your wine loving friends to stop by, vote, and join the party. In the meantime, take a minute to mark your calendar with next week�s tasting (Wednesday @ 6:30pm ET) and then prepare yourself for the fun by checking out the previous winners.

Cheers!



Here are the choices...

Choice #1




Choice #2




Choice #3




Choice #4





Very special thank you to the folks from these wineries for their kindness, support, and willingness to share a glass of their wine for the rest of the world to enjoy.


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2 comments:

Joeshico said...

Have never found cost to determine if a wine should breathe longer, in most cases. But, it does seem, at least to me, that most expensive wines don't need to breath for any length of time, also I found many inexpensive wines to be the same. Inferior wines are more likely to improve with more air whether expensive or inexpensive.

The Wine Whore said...

This one should be interesting! A lot of it probably will have to do with not only cost but also the age of the wine. It should also be fun to see how air affects two wines of differing cost... will the less expensive hold up after being open for a day?

Cheers!

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