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Old 05-10-2010, 10:22 AM
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Most wine is not meant to be aged, and I suspect that Falcon Crest falls into that category. Light and heat are also bad for wine. You can tell if air has gotten into the bottle by looking at the level of fill. If air has gotten in, some of the wine will have evaporated and the bottle will appear to not be full.

A corked wine is not from air getting in the bottle but from contamination of the wine by the chemical TCA (2,4,6-Trichloroanisole) which normally, but not always, is introduced to the wine through the cork.

Open it and try it. Please let us know how it tasted.