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Hi I have a unopened bottle of 1952 merrydown vintage cider would you be able to tell me if it has any value please

HI Kelly

I am going to have to disappoint you.  THere are a few alcoholic beverages that will stand the test of time, but cider isn't one of them  This will now be quite brown in color, and will have lost whatever fruit character it once had.  It is well over the hill, and won't appeal to collectors or connoisseurs.

I am sorry that I can't give you better news.

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I have spent most of my adult life eating and drinking throughout the world, and can usually remember some of it! With Rick Kushman of Capital Public Radio, I host a radio show and podcast called Bottletalk at, where I answer questions about food and drink on the air.


30 years in the business.

I have taught at Napa Valley College for the past 20 years.

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Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines Company, The Court of Master Sommeliers, Constellation Wines, The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, Vinitaly, Napa County Agricultural Commissioner.

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