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Wine/marca verde chianti 1980


Is this still safe to drink??  It is a Nebuchanezzer bottle of a grecian lady (long skirt) holding another bottle on her head.

Hi Beverly,

I don't think this will do you any harm but it wouldn't be safe to expect any pleasure from opening such an old Chianti as most start to decline around 5 years after bottling. Added to that, fancy bottles such as you describe are commonplace tourist souvenirs that usually contain the cheapest wine the glassmaker can find as that adds to the cost of producing them.

Sorry but I'd just keep it on display as a talking point. (Assuming you like the look of it of course!)




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