Do you refrigerate champagne?

In this brief guide, we will address the query, “Do you refrigerate champagne?”.We will discuss the method of storing it. Moreover, we will also discuss the shelf life of opened and unopened bottles of champagne.

Do you refrigerate champagne?

No, there is no need to refrigerate champagne. The method for storing opened and unopened bottles of champagne is different. 

Champagne can be stored in a dark place. Don’t expose the bottle to sunlight and heat. Because the internal temperature can be changed by exposing it to sunlight. Its quality will also change. 

Keep champagne in an area that is properly closed. You can also store it in the cupboard. If you don’t do this, then covering the bottle with dark-colored and thin fabric is a good idea.

Champagne can be stored in a storage rack. It is not a good idea to store the bottle of your champagne in the fridge for a long time and a short time.

If you are going to serve champagne, then keep it in the fridge for some hours to chill it. The vascular function can be modulated if you are having moderate or acute consumption of champagne

What is champagne?

The origin of champagne in France. It is a variety of sparkling white wines. 

Ingredients used in the preparation of champagne

  • Sulfites
  • Yeast
  • Finning agents
  • Sugar
  • Quercus suber
  • Grapes
  • Liqueur 

A standard size bottle of champagne contains 6 to 8 grams of sugar. 600 to 650 calories are present in one bottle. 

What is the method of storing champagne?

Keeping champagne upright is a good idea if you are going to store it for a short time. 

You can’t store champagne forever

  • If you have aged champagne, then it can’t give you beneficial effects. When you buy champagne, then know that it is already aged. Then storing it for a long time is not a good idea.
  • If you have non-vintage champagne, and if it is unopened then you can keep it for 3 to 4 years.
  • If you have a vintage, then they can last for 5-10 years.
  • When champagne ages, then its flavor and quality change. 

Bottles should be placed in a horizontal position

  • Bottles of champagne should be placed in a dry and cool place.
  • Don’t keep the bottles near to light, heat, and vibrations.
  • An ideal temperature to store champagne is 10 to 13 degrees centigrade.
  • You can’t keep champagne in the fridge for a long time. Because dry air is present in the fridge.
  • If you place champagne at the door of the fridge, then it is not a good location. Because you open the door of the fridge many times will cause problems for the bubbles.
  • You can’t keep a bottle of champagne in the kitchen. Because the temperature of the kitchen changes from time to time. 

What is the shelf life of champagne?

The shelf life of champagne depends mainly on whether it is opened or unopened, and some other factors. We will discuss these cases separately:

An opened bottle of champagne

  • If you are going to open the bottle of champagne, then keep it in the fridge for approximately 4 hours to chill it.
  • Chilling the bottle of champagne in the freezer is the worst idea. You can ruin the flavor of champagne by keeping it in the freezer.
                    
  • If you have opened a bottle of champagne, then you can keep it in the fridge for 5 days.
  • Its shelf life is 5 days in the fridge if it is properly stored. Use a hinged bubble stopper and champagne sealer for properly closing the bottle of champagne. It will help to maintain the texture of champagne.

Always keeping champagne in the fridge will ruin it.

An unopened bottle of champagne

  • If you have an unopened bottle of champagne, then don’t store it in the fridge. Keep it in the fridge if you are going to serve it.
  • Storing an unopened bottle of champagne is the worst idea.

Vintage champagne bottle

The shelf life of vintage champagne is 5-10 years.

Non Vintage champagne bottle

The shelf life of a non vintage champagne bottle is 3-4 years. 

Chilling champagne

  • There is a need to chill champagne before you serve it.
  • The temperature for serving champagne should be 8 to 10 degrees centigrade.
  • Champagne can be chilled by keeping it in the fridge for 3 hours.
  • Take a  bucket and add ice and water to it. Then place champagne in the bucket for 30 minutes.
  • Chilling champagne in the freezer is not a good idea. Because the cold temperature became the reason for killing the bubbles.

    Freezing champagne overchill it. Due to this wine becomes cold enough that it does not give flavors and aroma. 

Never try to keep champagne in the fridge. Because it can ruin its flavor. 

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we have addressed the query,” Do you refrigerate champagne?”. We have discussed the method of storing it. Moreover, we have also discussed the shelf life of opened and unopened bottles of champagne.

References

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/moderate-champagne-consumption-promotes-an-acute-improvement-in-acute-endothelialindependent-vascular-function-in-healthy-human-volunteers/671DF8666FF1FAC1D82F876AAA31F5FB
https://grapeescapes.net/how-to-store-and-serve-champagne-the-dos-and-donts/