with laurel leaves steeping in it as well. I bought it at the Placio De Espania in 1992. Would it still be safe for use?

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    cooking wine tends to be heavily salted ... so it probably didn't go to vinegar. But if it did go to vinegar, it might still be useful as an ingredient.
    – Joe
    Commented May 19, 2015 at 0:09
  • That's an answer I'd upvote @Joe
    – GdD
    Commented May 19, 2015 at 8:14
  • As a point of terminology, "corked" is a term that means the wine has spoiled, ostensibly because the cork has failed by rotting or drying out. "Sealed with the original cork" is probably a better way of putting it. Commented May 20, 2015 at 11:56

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Yes, barring something really bizarre, it is safe.

It probably sucks, but the best way to know for sure is to taste it.

Know one thing, it is not any more "aged" in a positive way now than it was 23 years ago. It's just older. For more information check out the Wiki, Aging of Wine.

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    That's a line I'd like to use about myself: "I'm not aged, I'm just older."
    – Erica
    Commented May 19, 2015 at 11:26
  • @Erica Yes...that thought went through my mind too!
    – Jolenealaska
    Commented May 19, 2015 at 20:53

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