Alert
Close

Think you know AARP? What you don't know about us may surprise you. Discover all the 'Real Possibilities'

Highlights

Open

SEARCH RECIPES

Enter an ingredient, course or keyword and get cooking!

 

AARP Real Possibilities

 

FREE FUN!

AARP Games - Play Now!

Contests and
Sweeps

Dream Vacation Sweepstakes

10 weeks. 10 amazing trips. Seize your chance to win!
See official rules. 

most popular
articles

Viewed

Myth Buster

Does Wine Improve With Age?

Myth: The longer you hold on to a good bottle of wine, the better it will taste.

Facts: It seems so romantic to store a bottle of wine for decades. "I've been saving this bottle just for this occasion!" you announce, discreetly wiping dust from the label as you twist the corkscrew. Resisting the temptation to open that bottle for so long will pay off, you tell yourself. You can practically feel the oaky, berry, hint-of-chocolate taste of success on your tongue already.

Au contraire. While aging wines was fashionable 20 years ago, the truth is most of today's wines don't benefit from sitting around. Ross Outon, a contestant on the PBS reality show The Winemakers, estimates that "95 percent of the wine that's on the shelf right now is ready to drink right now." … Back to Article

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Discounts & Benefits