Can wine get worse with age?

4th June 2010

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Wine doesn’t really get better with age; it just changes. Chemically what happens is that tannins tend to bind together and slowly precipitate out, while acid and alcohol react to form esters, which introduces new aromas. Whether this tastes better or not depends a lot on the grape variety and the intent of the winemaker. Most wine is designed to be drunk within six months and goes downhill from then on. fish.

However, invertebrates such as insects and worms don’t have adaptive immunity, so if they have allergic reactions, they will probably be unrecognisably different.


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