When is the optimal drinking window for different champagnes?

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Björnstierne Antonsson

I must have conducted more than 1,000+ wine tastings since I got my sommeliers degree back in ’95. And what’s the most common question I would get during a tasting? ‘So, how long can I keep this wine?’ I use to be quite rude and trow back the question ‘Why, don’t You like the wine You have in Your glass in front of You?’

This morning I was going trough my mail-box and one head-line attracted my interest. I was sent from an international company specializing in investing in fine wines. The question was as simple as it is a bit complex. Laying down Champagne to mature in the wine cellar is nothing new – Winston Churchill did it with his 1911s. 

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