+
Wine

Laying Down & Investing in, Wine

kySafran | Sep 29, 202005:57 AM     41

When I come to the US, I always bring a couple of bottles of high-quality wine for some foodie friends I stay with. I get it from a French friend who owns an exclusive restaurant in London. I sit down with him and tell him why I want it. It has to travel, be good with red meat and ready to drink now. I set a budget of about $100-$150 per bottle and I know he gives me mates rates, so that’s probably wholesale.

My American friends are always impressed, as it has that momentary pause wow factor.

But something one of them said to me has always stuck as it didn't make sense. One bottle was 12 years old, and married the steak he'd made perfectly. He said that it was clearly a food wine, which was strange as I thought most wines are made to be drunk with food. I then asked, as he liked to invest a bit, and knew his wine, why he didn't invest in wine? These high-grade wines are laid down, never leave the winery's cellar, and can be traded like stock.

He said, in the US, we rarely lay down wines.

Did I misunderstand, as we were a few bottles in, that American wines are rarely laid down? Do you have a lot of wines not made for food? And, does anyone here invest in wine?

    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Invite a friend to chime in on this discussion.

Email a Friend

More from Chowhound

You'll Have Zero Beef with These Delicious Veggie Burgers
Recipe Round-Ups

You'll Have Zero Beef with These Delicious Veggie Burgers

by Caitlin M. O'Shaughnessy | Interest in veggie burgers has been rising for a while now (along with the general surge in plant...

5 Guacamole Mistakes You’re Making
Guides

5 Guacamole Mistakes You’re Making

by Dan Koday | Guac seems simple, but there are many ways it can go wrong—hence, these tips on how to make the best...

Upgrade Your Taco Tuesday with These Fresh Fruit Salsas
Recipe Round-Ups

Upgrade Your Taco Tuesday with These Fresh Fruit Salsas

by Jen Wheeler | Looking for a way to liven up your Taco Tuesday—or any summer dinner? Want something more than a sauce...

The Crispiest Fish Tacos Depend on a Surprising Secret Ingredient You'll Never Guess
Food News

The Crispiest Fish Tacos Depend on a Surprising Secret Ingredient You'll Never Guess

by Amy Schulman | Esteban Castillo was raised in Santa Ana, California, surrounded by palm trees and a population that...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.