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Sep 4, 2008 03:19 PM

Did my cleaning lady ruin my WINE???

I have a wine fridge containing about 20 bottles of Whites and reds and one bottle of Moet. They are all California's but all are mid-to high end varietals. Nothing older than moron cleaning lady unplugged my wine fridge and let all of the bottles warm up to around room temperature....i would say they went from around 55 to 75 (my place is warm).

I know most of the Chards and Blancs are ok but does anyone know if my Cabs and noirs are ruined??? I have a couple of bottles I was going to age for about 5 years I am praying that they are safe.

Any advice?

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    1. they are fine. I worked in a restaurant that kept most of their high end cabs and Pinot noirs @ room temp , which was often in the higher 70's. I would take them out, put them in a basement ( if available) and keep them cool, do not put back in the wine fridge. If you need help enjoying the wine let me know :)

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      1. re: momof3

        Thanks alo everyone I feel much better. I jsut recently started actualyl colelcting and it freaked me out a little bit. I braught all these impossible to find bottles home from my trip to Sonoma a few months ago and I was mortified that they where ruined!!

        Great news thanks!!!!!

        1. re: momof3

          "take them out put them in a basement ( if available) and keep them cool"

          Why take the wines from the wine fridge? Why not "keep them cool" in the appliance designed for that very purpose?

        2. oh and on a side note...give the cleaning woman a break. It was a mistake.

          1. What was the last time you went to a wine store and everything was stored at 55° ?

            My advice is to plug wine cellar back to cool the wine down and for you to chill out.

            BTW this thread belongs in the WINE board.

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