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Old 05-09-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
Jan 2013
Wilmington, North Cackalacky
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I made my first wine recently, (Vintners Reserve Cab Sauv) and have put it into bottles on Tues night. The directions say to lay the bottles on their side at 3-4 days. Problem is I am going out of town in the morn, so I will not be present in that range. I could lay them over before I leave, which would only be a matter of hours earlier than three days, but I am concerned with possible leaky corks. Or I could wait til Monday, when I return, but that will be over 5 days. Probably being paranoid here, I know, but just thought I would see what people might suggest. Thanks for any advice. Cheers

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Old 05-09-2013, 05:50 PM   #2
Apr 2012
Somewhere quiet, On Earth
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I lay my down after 48 hours.
If you have to wait until Monday it should not be a problem. The cork is not going to dry up in that short amount of time.

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Old 05-09-2013, 07:54 PM   #3
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Dec 2012
Ottawa, Ontario
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Yah you are just being paranoid...I'd wait until Monday...but it really doesn't matter.
Drank too much?...Is that a thing?

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