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Very new to wines, one basic question.

kostbill | Mar 10, 2010 03:26 PM


Until yesterday, I didn't like wine, as a matter of fact, I don't know if I like wine now. The story is this:

I have a bottle of cabernet sauvignon because I put some wine in my sauce. I just purchased it because it was cheap and the clerk told me that it is a pretty nice wine for drinking, so I thought that it should be good for my sauces too.

Anyway, I didn't like it in my sauce, it has a pretty strong taste.

Yesterday, I had some canned tuna and I tasted a bit of this wine with that and the result was extremely pleasant to me! I want to think that for some more sophisticated dishes and with a better combination of wine it will be perfect.

I went to buy a bottle to combine with my rare rib eye. Full exposure to pure meat taste. The clerk suggested a California Cabernet Sauvignon, also he told me to buy a new one because when the meat is under cooked, the best wine should have more tannines. The problem I have is this: The clerk told me that from the time I open this bottle, I must drink it in 1-2 or 3 days max because it will go bad. He also told me that this applies to all wines!!!

But I am one person, I don't think I will drink one bottle in 2 days and I don't want to throw it away when it is more than half full!!!

Any suggestions??? Are there small bottles on sale? What do you do in such cases?

Also, the cabernet sauvignon I had yesterday with my tuna, is open for one month now and I really enjoy it with the tuna. What was that? Did I drink vinegar and I liked it?

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