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Anyone doin' this? If so, do you feel it equates with good old fashioned shelf aging?

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No. And No.


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I am sure someone out there is doing it.
It's a bit like tenderizing a steak by backing your truck over it.


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It's a bit like tenderizing a steak by backing your truck over it.


Heeeyyyy! Maybe not a bad idea! Might be the next trend.


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I'd never put an old delicate wine in there, but a good 60 seconds on frappe for a young wine seems to equal an hour to a few hours in a decanter.

That said, air (decanter, blender, Vinturi), is never a substitution for aging.


I've done it a number of times, only with younger tannic reds that need air badly (yes, I know, aging them properly is best). Blending doesn't screw them up in any way shape or form.

Buy two identical wines like a young CdRhone, pop one in a decanter for the afternoon, frappe the other one for a minute. Don't speculate, see for yourself.

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No. And No.


+1, but it is still the best way to get a frog through a straw. Wink
 
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No. And No.


+1, but it is still the best way to get a frog through a straw. Wink


+2. I don't know why, that frog/straw thing just sounds so........Texan!! Razz No wine will see either a blender or a microwave on my watch!

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Originally posted by Gigond Ass:
No. And No.


+1, but it is still the best way to get a frog through a straw. Wink


+2. I don't know why, that frog/straw thing just sounds so........Texan!! Razz No wine will see either a blender or a microwave on my watch!

PH


We don't own a microwave, so I'm safe there also.
 
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Gigond Ass:
No. And No.


+1, but it is still the best way to get a frog through a straw. Wink


+2. I don't know why, that frog/straw thing just sounds so........Texan!! Razz No wine will see either a blender or a microwave on my watch!

PH


We don't own a microwave, so I'm safe there also.


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If they are hot, why would one need to heat one? Confused

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If you're going to throw it in the blender you MUST toss in a bit of crushed garlic, and perhaps some fresh herbs.....


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One word: Bass-o-matic.


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Tried it.

No go - turned the wine into Welch's....so Parker would rate it a 100.

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Really, a non-starter, for me. I bet you could blend a Two Buck Chuck and compare it to a Dunn and they'd give the same impressions after being Osterized.


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Tried it.

No go - turned the wine into Welch's....so


Really? Which wine?


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There was a blurb about this technique in a recent WS issue. Someone tested it and found it did “help” young wines. I could see how it would work, but I don't like to drab so I don’t have use for it.
 
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