Thad Cox, Jr.

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Anonymous
2 weeks ago

1978 cuvee dom perignon

Hi Thad,
I bought 1978 Cuvee Dom Perignon without the original packing carton from an acquainted third party for $350. The seller said that he's had it since 1986. I placed the bottle inside a...

Expert Answer:

Thad
2 weeks ago

1978

Buying older vintage wine is like buying used cars. The outside appearance is not the most important part. As wines age they become more delicate and it is extremely important to know how that bottle was stored for its entire life.The wine was probably bad before you bought it but in the future always lay the bottle down to keep the cork moist. A dry cork allows for air to penetrate and can harm the wine.

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Anonymous
6/29/14 12:22 AM

1982 dom perignon

I have a bottle of 1982 dom perignon that is displayed within a to scale black leather bound violin case with a blue velvet lining.This case appears to have been specifically made for this...

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Thad
6/29/14 12:22 AM

1982

I am sorry to say but I do not know. Try going online to see if you can find anything similar.

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Anonymous
1/31/14 1:36 PM

Where to buy Macallan 21 or 25 Scotch

Where is the best place to purchase a bottle of Macallan 21 or Macallan 25 single malt Scotch? And what should I expect to pay for either bottle? I know that it is expensive, but I want to get a...

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Thad
1/31/14 1:36 PM

macallan 21

Both Mac 21 and 25 are not currently available in Knoxville. need to go to Atlanta to find it.

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Anonymous
12/3/13 1:42 PM

wow!

How long do you age your Beaujoulais Nouveau?

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Thad
12/3/13 1:42 PM

Wow

Beaujolais Nouveau is light and fruity and is meant to be drunk within the first six months of release.

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Anonymous
11/22/13 2:59 PM

Cuvee Dom Perignon Champagne Vintage

We have a Cuvee Dom Perignon Champagne Vintage, in it's original box which is sealed. Our question: There is no date on the seal nor on the original box.......how can we tell the date/vintage?

Expert Answer:

Thad
11/22/13 2:59 PM

Dom Perignon

Typically the vintage is listed on the outside of the box. On the back label there are some tiny numbers usually in the bottom right hand corner. E-mail me those numbers to thad@asheswines.com and I'll see if I can contact a rep. Do you have any idea when the bottle was purchased?

Question:

Anonymous
11/15/13 5:04 PM

reselling collectible bottle

Is it legal to resell a bottle of liqour that would be considered rare? How to I state that I am selling it? Do I say that the bottle itself is for sale as a collectible?
Thanks!

Expert Answer:

Thad
11/15/13 5:04 PM

Reselling

I would talk to your CPA to figure out any tax issues that might arise. If it is between you and a friend, probably not much of an issue. If you are trying to sell by advertising it, I would also check with TN. Alcoholic Beverage Commission. There is a local office here in Knoxville.

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Anonymous
11/10/13 11:15 PM

Paul Masson Cabernet Sauvignon vintage 1981

Would like to know if I should open this bottle or is it worth something?

Expert Answer:

Thad
11/10/13 11:15 PM

Paul Masson

Normally a Cabernet will peak within the first 5 - 15 years depending on the producer and normally would last for 20-25 years. My bet is that the Paul Masson is over the hill. But, if you are game it might be worth checking it out.

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Anonymous
8/18/13 5:36 AM

good or bad

got a bottle of paul masson petite sirah on bottle say rave verietal colifornia wine not sure of year

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Thad
8/18/13 5:36 AM

good or bad

Depending on how the bottle has been stored in the past, it should be fine as long as it has a vintage date from 2007 or sooner.