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I am a collector of bar stuff and old liquor bottles. For christmans I recieved a 3/8 pint bottle of Cresta Blanca claret superior. I guess I am just trying to find out about it. Is there any why of telling how old it is? It has a state of Illinois tax stamp on it. The seal on the top appears to be intact. Would it still be drinkable? Well any information you can send would be great. Thanks for taking the time to read my E-mail.

Hi Mark,

Firstly, apologies for the late reply but this has only just been posted in the Question Pool.

This bottle might be of historic interest as I think Cresta Blanca is now known as Wente, but maybe one of my American colleagues can correct me?

I don't think you enjoy drinking it as it is obviously way past its prime. BTW its not Claret as that term only applies to the red wines of Bordeaux; nor is it 'Claret Superior' as these's no such thing, whatever the label may say.




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