Post # 1
Bees…I need your help!
FH and I want to due a wine box ceremony, but we are having trouble finding a good wine. He wants to do 25 years. But all the information we read says that you should store it in a wine cooler. I dont want to build a beautiful box to hold our stuff, only to store it in a wine cooler for 25 years! (not to mention we dont already own one, so it would be another purchase)
Do you have anything to suggest for 25 years or maybe 20 or 15?
Post # 3
Wait, do you mean you want to store it for 25 years, or find one that is currently 25 years old?
I mean, if you want to get wine snobby, you’d ideally store it in a dark basement, horizontally, and spin the wine every few months or so to avoid settlement.
But, I’d suggest doing the wine thing once a year. I saw it at one wedding, the pastor handled it in a super cheesy way (“now, before you two do anything stupid, open the box, drink the wine, etc..” who says that?) If you want a good bottle of wine that isn’t over the top, I’d suggest either the Chardonnay or Cabernet by Cakebread Cellars. Both are under $100, and absolutely fantastic. They are not 25 years old, but I believe you may be able to find a 2009 or 2010 for either (both good years for Cakebread.)
Post # 4
Sorry for the confusion…we would be storing it for 25 years (i want to do 10yrs but FH says thats not “special enough”). So we need something that will age well (hopefully) without being stored in a wine cooler (we live in florida so no basements here )