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I have a a bottle of Mom's Favorite White, unopened and the label is signed by Tom and Dick.  It definitely is not drinkable even though it has been in the house forever.  However, would it have any antique value?

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Hi Lauren

I am not surprised that the wine is no longer drinkable---as it was never meant to age this long.  And it won't have any value to wine collectors or connoisseurs, because they know exactly what the wine now offers.

You might simply try selling it on ebay as a curiosity.  I haven't seen many bottles of this for sale, and there may be a fan of Tom and Dick who might like to bid on it.  My guess is that it would sell for less than $25 though...and it may be worth more than that to you.

Hope that helps.  SOrry that I can't give you more exciting news.

Paul Wagner  

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Wines of the world, wine a food matching, wine and food service questions. I currently teach Wine courses at Napa Valley College, am an international wine judge, written many articles for publication, and have been a guest speaker at way too many wine conferences to remember. 25 years in the business. With Liz Thach and Janeen Olsen, I authored the definitive book on wine marketing: Wine Marketing & Sales, Strategies for a Saturated Market by The Wine Appreciation Guild, which won the Gourmand International Award in 2008 for the best wine book for professionals! With Rick Kushman of Capital Public Radio, I host a radio show and podcast called Bottletalk at rickandpaulwine.com, where I answer questions about wine and food on the air.

Experience

30 years in the business.

Organizations
Society of Wine Educators, Academy of Wine Communications, American Wine Society

Publications
Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine, Fine Wine Journal, les Amis du Vin Journal, Society of Wine Educators Journal, and more.

Education/Credentials
I have taught at Napa Valley College for the last twenty years.

Awards and Honors
Spanish National Wine Fair: A lifetime dedicated to wine award. Espaderino della Castelania di Soave in Italy.

Past/Present Clients
Wineries include Caymus, Wente, Parducci, Shannon Ridge, Paul Dolan Wines, Vigilance, and others. Wine regions include the Union des Grand Crus de Borcdeaux, Union des Grands Crus de St. Emilion, Consorzio di Chianti CLassico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Consorzio di Franciacorta, Rioja Alavesa, and others.

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