It is true that not all white wines age well. However, those which have been stored in the right conditions can evolve into a greater wine and are some of the most special wines we’re able to source. How does a wine "die" or “age”? Take a bite out of an apple and leave it on the counter. First, pick up after yourself. Next, did you notice how it’s a little brown? Think of the white fruit turning brown, that’s what happens to wine when it’s exposed to oxygen. When you hear the term oxidation in wine it’s usually in reference to the wine turning bad (aka: it’s dead).