Thank you + followup questions

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Hi Keith–

Got your e-mail about my notebook. Thanks for looking.

In the follow-up chat after that recent Italian wine course, you suggested I drop you a note about a question we have about our upcoming trip to Sicily in September. We’d like to sample Sicilian wines, especially since we should have a fair amount of on-your-own-tim. Are there particular Sicilian wines we should make sure that we sample while we’re there?

Also, forgot to ask at the course, in the case of red wine, is there a recommended way to maintain an opened bottle for a couple of days without it spoiling?

Again, thank your your help.

  • mario milletti asked 4 years ago
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Red wine starts to degrade in about 4 hours, on average. If you want to keep it fresh you can put it into the fridge for a few days. Just make sure to let it come up to room temperature before serving.

For Sicilian wines, the top producers are COS, Donnafugata, and Passopisciaro. Hopefully my spelling is correct on that last one.

Also, if you are going to be in Marsala, check out Marco de Bartoli:

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