Does plum wine go bad?

In this brief guide, we will answer the question “Does plum wine go bad?”, and list down different ways in which you can enjoy plum wine. We will also discuss whether plum wine is healthy or not and list down foods that go well with plum wine. We will also tell you if you should buy bottled plum wine or the one in cartons.

Does plum wine go bad?

No, plum wine does not go bad when it remains unopened. The longer you store it, the better it will taste. Just like vintage wine, aged plum wine also tastes better. Aged plum wine tastes sweeter. 

Since it is an alcoholic beverage, it does not go bad rather it ‘ages’. Alcoholic beverages do not come with an expiry date for this reason. Alcohol does not let the beverage go bad. Some people buy wine and store it for years before drinking it because as stated above, the older the better.

However, once it has been opened, it should be refrigerated. The taste will start to deteriorate within 3-4 weeks which is why it should be consumed as soon as possible after the bottle has been opened.  

What are the different ways to drink plum wine?

Plum wine is a sweet and sour wine that can be consumed in many ways.

  • You can drink it after chilling it in the fridge so that it tastes pure if that is how you like it.
  • You can add ice to it although the melting ice will dilute the flavor a bit. Most people enjoy plum wine on the rocks.
  • People who do not like the potent flavor of plum wine can also opt for mixing water with it. It will result in a milder, diluted taste.
  • Another way to benefit from the taste of plum wine is to use it as an ingredient in your cocktails.

Is plum wine healthy?

When consumed in moderation, plum wine can be healthy. It is rich in antioxidants. It also has many minerals that are good for health such as iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and calcium etc.

Which foods go best with plum wine?

Plum wine has a very potent flavor which is sweet and also sour. You can enjoy it straight on its own or pair it with food. Find the list of foods that go well with plum wine.

Snacks

When you want to snack on something, pair straight plum wine with cheese or nuts.

Spicy foods with straight wine

Since the flavor of plum wine is very strong, it goes best with foods that are spicy when you are having it straight. It goes well with Chinese or Japanese food.

Mild foods with diluted wine

If you are opting for plum wine that has been diluted, then you should pair it with foods that have a very milk flavor such as salads so that the overpowering taste of food does not take over the taste of diluted wine.

Fried food with wine mixed with soda

If you like your wine mixed with soda, then pair it with fried food such as french fries, onion rings or mozzarella sticks.

Find out the perfect way to serve plum wine here.

Is it better to buy bottled plum wine or the cartons?

If you want the plum wine to maintain its taste and aroma for a longer period of time, then you should consider buying bottled plum wine. This is because bottles can be sealed tightly to prevent air and moisture coming in contact with it.

Air ruins the quality of wine. The taste starts to deteriorate. Although placing the wine in the fridge may help a little bit, it will still slowly deteriorate if it comes in contact with air. 

This is why bottles are a better choice because cartons can not be sealed tightly. They will have some airflow in them. 

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we answered the question “Does plum wine go bad?”, and listed down different ways in which you can enjoy plum wine. We also discussed whether plum wine is healthy or not and listed down foods that go well with plum wine. We also told you if you should buy bottled plum wine or the one in cartons.

Citations

https://gurunavi.com/en/japanfoodie/2017/05/guide-to-umeshu-sweet-sour-tipple.html?__ngt__=TT12c96d38a009ac1e4ae72crQkDzl8UzCE5L8ZUyD-Ch0
https://sakeonline.com.au/article/detail.php?postid=1521#:~:text=Light%20flavored%20food%20such%20as,chicken%20makes%20a%20great%20match.&text=Umeshu%20diluted%20with%20soda%20will,of%20oiliness%20in%20your%20mouth.

Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.