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Relatively new to wine and poor


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Relatively new to wine and poor

French Foodie | Oct 11, 2008 09:29 PM

I just recently came of age and am beginning to develop my palate for wine. I have been trying to learn as much as possible. My current dilemma is how to affordably store wine, and possiblyh look into doing some minor aging. My ideal scenario is to get a 2009 vintage wine (I'm getting married in May) and age it for 5-10 years. I live in the Portland, OR area in a small townhouse apartment. What are my options for storing wine that would be relatively inexpensive or am I relegated to waiting 10 years until I am more financially secure to begin developing a collection? Furthermore, are there any good sources to learn about developing my palate, learning to read vintage charts, and pick out wines that are actually worth purchasing/drinking, or is most of that a learning by trial and error thing? I appreciate the opinions and guidance of people much wiser than me on these issues.

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