Episode #267 — Will It Stand the Test of Time? Maybe You’re Better Off NOT Knowing!

James Nunno pouring at the EmPOURium!
James Nunno pouring at the EmPOURium!

Everyone who collects wine, whether it’s just a few bottles in a wine rack, or a basement wine cellar, or a professional storage facility, takes a certain amount of risk. In this episode, David talks with Cindy Lewis and James Nunno of Nunno Wine Storage and Services in Paso Robles, about both safety and innovative temperature controls they employ.

Next, David and Sara Schneider, the Wine Editor of Sunset Magazine, test some very old wines recently gifted to Grape Encounters. They are joined by special guest Annie Wilson, and experiment using the Coravin Wine Access System to extract tastes through the cork without affecting the integrity (or not) of the wine inside the bottle. Lesson learned: if you are storing wine for long periods of time, don’t leave them in a closet in the desert.


Also David sneaks in a very informative account of the origins of Madeira. Next David and Wine Guru Wilfred Wong talk about the difference between estate grown and sourced grapes. What exactly are the pros and cons? As always, Wilfred has plenty of juicy tidbits of information to share.

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