Best by 2027: How to Know if Your Wine Gets Better With Age

As if buying the “right” wine wasn’t challenging enough, wine marketers are starting to focus on yet another indefinable wrinkle -- timing.  At the end of the ubiquitous tasting note, there is a “drink window”, for instance 2018 through 2027.  This window of time, often broad, is when the wine will supposedly be at its peak.  These hard numbers give the impression that before the drink window begins, the wine will not be ready, afterwards, poof, it will be too late to enjoy.  

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