Now it’s time for a few tips on storage. Just as with your cigars, you must provide adequate storage conditions for your wines. You can invest in a modestly-priced home wine cellar unit like a Vinotemp or Koldfront, or a fairly pricey Sub-Zero model. Or you can rent a wine locker in a climate controlled facility like I do.
Why age either? Aren't cigars and wine a done deal when they leave the factory?
“It all started in Germany probably centuries ago. Someone left the grapes on the vine too long-oops!-and they froze. An honest mistake,” writes Larry Tepper in this article on pairing these rare, sweet wines with some of his favorite cigars. Of course, mistakes sometimes lead to great things, and this is true for Ice wines, which have become a popular after-dinner treat for a number of wine aficionados. Today, Canada is the world’s leading producer of Ice Wine. If you’d like to know why, and see how these wines pair-up, read the article.
Larry Tepper speaks candidly about the similarities between wine ratings and cigar ratings, He gives you an inside look at both rating system, and explains why you can often max out your enjoyment and get the most for your money by not simply opting for the smoke or drink that scored the highest rating.