There is a common misunderstanding that wines should be allowed to age in a cellar for very long periods of time so they can only improve in aroma and complexity. While some wines, especially certain reds, can benefit from time the vast majority of wines made today do not necessarily need to age in order to improve in quality.
So if you receive a special bottle of wine or choose to splurge for a certain vintage to have on hand for a special occasion do not put a lot of thought into how long that wine should be stored before you enjoy it. Many experts agree that anything beyond five years is really not beneficial to most wines and will only allow the fruity flavor to dissipate.
The true value of wine is when it is enjoyed as it was created to be. Wine is best when it is poured into your favorite Amplifier Pro Wine Glasses and slowly sipped so every nuance and characteristic can be enjoyed. Opening the bottle to share with friends will give the wine more enhancement than just leaving it in a cellar to wait.