While Anne has been hobnobbing with the folks at the twice-yearly Television Critics Association Press Tour, she’s been checking in with people to find out what their Wine FAQs are. After all, we’re pulling together our Wine FAQ page and want to know what everyone else wants to know about wine.
Scott Krinsky plays Nerd Herder Jeff on the spy comedy Chuck on NBC. Fun thing is, he likes wine.
“I’m a big malbec fan,” he told Anne. “I love malbec. They have a nice little spice to them, kind of medium to full bodied.”
But he did have a question for us: “What is the average time to age a bottle before it goes to market?”
This is an area where winemakers have great flexibility over the final product and a lot depends on the wine, itself and the winery’s need for cash.
Most red wines will spend up to a year after being made in a barrel or some bulk container before being bottled. The bottle may spend an additional year or longer before being shipped to a distributor. After that, the wine will start showing up at restaurants and store shelves.
White wines, on the other hand, will usually take about a year from grape to store shelf.
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