How to store an open bottle of wine

In this brief guide, we are going to answer the question “How to store an open bottle of wine?” With an in-depth analysis of proper storage and the shelf life of the wine. Moreover, we are going to discuss the nutritional value of the wine.

How to store an open bottle of wine?

You can easily store opened and re-corked bottles of wine in the fridge.

How can you properly store an open bottle of wine In the Refrigerator?

Proper storage can increase the shelf life of the wine, unlike Improper storage.

That’s why it should be properly stored. Before storing the wine, you should keep in mind the following things;

  • Replace the cork of the wine before storing it.
  • If you have a half bottle of the wine, then pour this wine into a smaller bottle as it will reduce the wine’s exposure to the air.
  • Otherwise, air exposure can change the odour and the flavour of the wine.
  • Then store the wine in the refrigerator as the cold temperature of the fridge will lower the rate of wine breakdown.
  • You can also use a caravan which is used to pierce the cork while opening the bottle.
  • You can remove the wine you want, and the bottle will close itself once you remove the needle.
  • Try to use the opened glass of wine as soon as possible to enjoy the best taste of it.

What is the shelf life of the wine?

The shelf life of the wine depends on the type of wine and its storage.

If the wine has been properly stored, it will last longer than the one which has not been stored properly.

The shelf life of the wine is given below;

The shelf life for the unopened bottle of the wine if it is kept in a cool, dry place is as follows;

  • White wine lasts for  1–2 years past its expiration date.
  • Red wine will last for 2–3 years past its expiration date.
  • Cooking wine will last for 3–5 years past its expiration date.
  • Fine wine usually lasts for 10–20 years if it is stored properly in a wine cellar. 

The shelf life of the opened bottle of wine is less than the unopened bottle.

Because once you open the bottle, the wine in it becomes exposed to the heat, air and light etc.

The shelf life of the unopened bottle of the wine depending on its type and proper storage  is as follows;

  • An opened bottle of sparkling wine lasts for 1–2 days. 
  • An opened bottle of the light white and rosé lasts for 4–5 days.
  • Rich white with an open bottle lasts for 3–5 days. 
  • Red wine, if it’s opened, will last for 3–6 days.
  • Dessert wine after opening the bottle stays good for 3–7 days.
  • Port wine usually lasts for 1–3 weeks after opening it.

How do you know that wine has gone bad?

Wine can go bad if it has not been properly stored.

Therefore before using it, you must check it.

You can easily get to know that your wine has gone bad by noticing a few signs.

Some of the signs of the bad wine are as follows;

  • The dark coloured wines, if they have gone bad, used to have a brownish colour.
  • The light coloured after turning bad has a golden or opaque colour.
  • The colour change indicates the wine’s exposure to oxygen and you should discard such wine.
  • An off or unpleasant vinegar-like smell also indicates that wine has gone bad.
  • The taste of the bad wine also changes to a sharp and sour flavour.

What is the nutritional value of the wine?

The nutritional value of the wine varies according to the type of wine.

Generally, one glass(147g) of the red wine has the nutritional value according to the USDA is as follows;

  • Calories: 125
  • Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 5.9mg
  • Carbohydrates: 3.8g
  • Fibre: 0g
  • Sugars: 0.9g
  • Protein: 0.1g

Alcohol consumption can be beneficial in several ways. Here are the health benefits of the wine.

But the excess consumption of the wine should be avoided to protect yourself from its adverse effects.

From where can you get the wine?

In some countries alcohol consumption is illegal and it is not allowed to be kept.

But in a few countries, alcohol consumption is allowed and you can buy the wine from the brewery shops there.

It is also served in five-star restaurants.

You can also find the wine online from various websites easily.

Conclusion:

In this brief guide, we are going to answer the question “How to store an open bottle of wine?” With an in-depth analysis of proper storage and the shelf life of the wine. Moreover, we are going to discuss the nutritional value of the wine.

Citations:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-long-does-wine-last#opened-wine

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