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Storing Wines & Pappardelle Pasta

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Have you ever brought home that bottle of wine from your trip to Italy or kept that special bottle of wine you received as a gift and are waiting for a special occasion to open it??  A special bottle of wine ..couldn’t wait to be opened a bottle of Roero-Arneis.. it is a white wine that accompanied a dish of Pappardelle con Funghi Porcini so perfectly lastnight.. But if you have a bottle of wine you want to store for a special occasion..(even though a special bottle of wine can turn any occasion into a special one)-here are some guidelines for storing wines

Wines can be stored for certain periods of time, here are some guidelines on how long to store wines:

Conserving wine:

*White wine-1-2 years

*White Wine aged in barrels-3-5 years

*Rose wine-1 year

*Light rose wine-2 years

*Red wine-3-35 years

*Red wine aged in barrels- 7-10 years or more

*Sparkling wines-1-2 years

*New wine (vino novelli)-6 months

*Spumanti dry-2 years

*Classic Spumante- 3-4 years

*Spumante Sweet- 1 year

*Dessert wine: 10-5 yrs or more

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  1. Mara

    Thanks for your blog! I found it while looking for Italian recipes. I’m brushing up on my Italian cooking, studying Italian too on ( I find it rewarding to learn the cuisine and language in tandem… Grazie!

    April 26, 2010
    • Thanks for visiting! You are so right..learning Italian cooking in tandem with the language is the perfect way to learn Italian! Look forward to hearing from you again! Best …Maria

      April 27, 2010
  2. We had a good bottle of Barolo wine. What was that great!

    April 27, 2010
  3. Italian wine is amazing. I’ve travelled to several places in Italy and the US, and the best wine I ever tasted was in a small shop in Milan. Italian cooking is an experience. I love the way you preserved this in your article.

    April 28, 2010

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