How long can wine be cellared?

Here’s another tip that comes from Columbia Winery’s own wine educator, Steve Vernon–a wise and funny guy whom you’ll find in the winery’s Woodinville tasting room, if you’re lucky.

A bottle of wine can age at the rate of $1 a month. What does that mean exactly? A $70 bottle of wine can be cellared for 70 months. A $25 bottle of wine can be aged for 25 months, or about two years.

This calculation makes cellaring easy, eh? Of course, my humorous husband tried to trip up Steve by asking him how to calculate cellaring if the bottle of wine was bought on sale. Steve laughed and didn’t answer.


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Margot started writing about wine decades ago as a national journalist in Canada and the U.S. She and Dave created this website in 2007. Originally, the website introduced people to wines in Washington state, the second-largest wine region in the U.S. But over the years, the site expanded to feature other wine regions in the U.S., Canada, and in the world. If you like to read about standout wine and winery stories, then Write for Wine is for you.