How to store uncorked wine: how long can it stay in the fridge
Opened wine not only loses its taste and aroma, but also begins to sour. In most cases, it takes a few days for the drink to spoil, and sometimes even a few hours.
OBOZREVATEL figured out how to store uncorked wine and how long it can be kept in the fridge. It is important to remember that the oxidation process begins as soon as air enters the uncorked bottle.
Three ways to store open wine
Opened wine should be closed immediately after drinking. To do this, experts advise cutting the cork slightly. You can also put wax paper under it to make the cork more secure.
There is another alternative - you can use a special rubber cork to seal the wine or use a vacuum system. This will allow the air to be sucked out of the open bottle.
Pour the wine into a bottle that closes tightly. It is better to choose a container that matches the volume of wine that remains.
Does temperature affect storage quality?
According to experts, the temperature directly affects the oxidation process - at a lower temperature, it will occur more slowly. A bottle of wine that has been opened should be stored in the refrigerator.
Shelf life of open wine
Store sparkling wines in the refrigerator for no more than 1-3 days.
Young and rosé wines
The shelf life of uncorked young white and rosé wines is slightly longer - they can be kept in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.
Wines like aged Chardonnay
Experts recommend keeping aged white wines in the fridge for 3-5 days. These wines are oxidised during the production stage, and the process is even faster in an uncorked bottle.
Aged red wines can be stored for 3-5 days at low temperatures. Fortified wines can be stored for 4 weeks, and wines in tetrapaks - no more than 28 days.
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