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Tracy Miller Oct 24, 2001 12:55 PM


I just bought a bottle of port from the Heitz winery and am wondering how quickly it needs to be drunk once the bottle has been opened.

Thanks so much for your help!

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    Melanie Wong Oct 24, 2001 04:18 PM

    Tracy, if that's the Grignolino Port from Heitz, I believed it's made in the bottle-aged style and should be consumed shortly after opening. If it is of a recent vintage (e.g., 1997), it will not degrade too quickly if left open for 3 or 4 days and will hold together longer if you keep the open bottle in the refrigerator.

    For more on different styles of Port, check the link below.

    Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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    1. re: Melanie Wong
      Zach Georgopoulos Oct 24, 2001 06:02 PM

      Oops, sorry -- I didn't read closely enough and thought you were asking if you needed to open it soon. Listen to Melanie's advice, not mine!

      1. re: Melanie Wong
        Tracy Miller Oct 25, 2001 10:17 AM

        Thanks for your help--I'm not sure which kind it is, but I couldn't wait and opened it anyway. It's wonderful!

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        Zach Georgopoulos Oct 24, 2001 02:33 PM

        Don't worry about it -- port is meant to last in the bottle for ages.

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