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Old September 25th, 2002, 08:10 PM
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Did anybody see the special on "The World." They suggested not buying that rare varietal on a cruise ship because the constant jarring of the ship doesn't allow the wine to rest. Why pay big bucks for bruised wine? That makes good sense. Just buy a young varietal that you know is always acceptable. Otherwise you may be wasting your money.
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Old September 25th, 2002, 11:25 PM
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Yes, Wine Snob, I have heard that about wine on cruise ships, even though I did not catch that show. Makes you think that you are throwing money away. Save the wine money and spend it on your next cruise! It's a great tip, thanks for bringing it to our attention.
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Old September 26th, 2002, 06:12 AM
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I taped the show but haven't had a chance to watch it! Interesting tip.

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Old September 26th, 2002, 09:07 AM
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Hi: MAY DAY< MAY DAY >>>>>>>>

There are lots of reasons why not to pay big bucks for a bottle of wine but the effect of the ship's movement on the wine is not one of them.

I did not see the TV show but I can tell you that the movement of the ship actually helps age the wine in the bottle, not spoil it. Champagne bottles in the wine cellar are turned on a regular basis duing fermantaion and aging.

I confirmed this with a Winemaker who I know and who is currenlty working at one of the best wineries on Long Island.

My suggestion: Bring your favorite wine with you and pay the corkage fee. You will be happy with the wine and not have to worry about paying the big bucks for a wine you may not know or like.

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Old September 26th, 2002, 09:43 AM
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I read the same thing - I think it was in the Wall Street Journal. But I enjoy wine and actually have bought wine on board - regular $10 bottle of wine back home - and it was better than the wine I bought when I got home - same year. Maybe the rocking does help not hurt... Maybe on vacation it tastes better - or just on a CRUISE! Debbie
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Old September 26th, 2002, 09:49 AM
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Debbie: All three....
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