The Real Cost of Becoming an Oenophile

By Judith Sjo-Gaber - 2011-12-08T16:39:51Z

Photograph courtesy of Crate & Barrel

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Storing Open Bottles

"The best thing to do is to put a cork or a stopper in the bottle and put it in the fridge," says Ritchie. "Wine can be remarkably resilient." For a red wine, just let it warm up to a little below room temperature before drinking.

$19: Vacu Vin Wine Saver pump system extracts air from stoppered bottles, keeping opened wines fresh for up to 14 days. Includes two wine stoppers --- Crate & Barrel

$5: Set of two Replacement Vacu Vin Wine Stoppers -- Wineenthusiast.com

Running tally: $5,154

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