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How lucky was I?
on December 22, 2010
About 15 years ago when I became interested in wine I went early one Saturday morning to a liquor store that had one of the biggest selections of wine I have ever seen. I was basically the only person in the store, wandering around picking up various bottles of different types of wines when a dapper gentleman came over to me and asked if he could help. I told him I was just getting started with wines and any "tidbits" he could share with me would be welcomed. He showed me several things to look for on the wine label, at what temperature the wine should be stored and drunk, and what type of wineglass should be used when drinking the various wines.
I had seen people put the cork back in a bottle that they hadn't finished drinking. That didn't seem to work well, so I bought a vacuum pump system. I mentioned to the gentleman that I was now using a vacuum pump system to reseal any bottle of wine I didn't completely drink. He said, "I should not be using a vacuum pump because a vacuum pump will pull the bouquet out of the wine." I had noticed that the wine didn't taste as good the second day using a vacuum pump and thought that's just the way it was.
He went over and got a tall can, handed it to me and said, "Now this is what you should be using." It was Private Preserve.
I got the Private Preserve and the bottles of the wine he recommended. On the way out I asked the dapper gentleman who was kind enough to spend his time with me for his business card. It was Chip Cassidy, the world renowned wine authority, teacher and author.
I've been using Private Preserve ever since and recommend Private Preserve very highly. I can honestly say that the wine tastes just as good the second, third or even the fourth day, especially the 1.5L size bottle. I've never had a bottle of wine go bad ever since I've used Private Preserve and a good bottle stopper.
Thank you Chip!!! How lucky was I that Saturday morning??