When is my wine ok to drink?

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Caveman911

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I am about to bottle my vino del vida Chardonnay kit. I have been patient during the process and have followed all of the steps to a "T". It says that I should let it age in the bottles for appox 1 month before consuming. Is there an issue to drinking a bottle a few days after bottling? This is my first batch and I am anxious to try it. I know that the taste may not be where it needs to be..but is there any other issues that I should know about?
 

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No, you can drink it anytime. It's just generally better tasting after a month, in case your bottles have "bottle shock". But it's not bad then, either, just not as good as it will be in a month!
 

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I taste at racking and bottling! I try it as soon as I want to. That having been said, the best bottle is always the last one. So, make sure you start another batch right away. This will give your wine a better chance of aging because you will then have other stuff to taste!
 

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You can drink it right after fermentation is complete... Or during...or before...but then it's just really sweet grape juice...
 
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Thanks to everyone for clearing this question up for me. I bottled it yesterday and drank a bottle with the wife last night. It tasted perfect..but can't wait to see what it tastes like in a few months.
 

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Thanks to everyone for clearing this question up for me. I bottled it yesterday and drank a bottle with the wife last night. It tasted perfect..but can't wait to see what it tastes like in a few months.
Nice..sounds good! Bet it will get better a time goes on!
 
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