What would you do??
I have a quick question for you all. I bought a Cellar Craft Showcase Chateau Du Pays (not the LE) today, and when I got home I noticed that the grape pack had leaked. There was a sticky mess inside along with some large green mold chunks (in cardboard box between bags, not in juice or grape bags). I called my LHBS, and asked them what I should do- I am two hours away. They said they would refund my money, and I could do what I wanted with the kit. I said I would rather give it a go, and would I have any warranty with CC? He informed me that he didn't want the kit back, and surely I could try it, but he would throw it away. Well I cleaned all the bags off, and it seems that the grape pack has a small leak- if I squeeze it I get a tiny bit of juice out (drops). The funny thing is a lot of what had leaked appeared to be grapes (almost like they did a sloppy job when filling the bags, spilling on the outside). Now that I have everything rinsed off- it is soo hard to throw it away. What would you do? What risks are there in giving it a go? Should I be worried about other wines in primary next to it? A little help!!