Home 2022 Wine: How Long Will an Open Bottle of Wine Last?

Wine: How Long Will an Open Bottle of Wine Last?

by Paul Ebeling

#wine #red #white

There is no rule about how long wine lasts once the bottle has been opened, as it depends on the type of wine and how it is stored“– Paul Ebeling

In general, table wines, which are your typical non-sparkling reds and whites, last about 5 days after opened. Fortified wines, like Port or Sherry, can last a few wks or even months after opened.

The Reds: If re-corked and stored in a cool, dark place, red wine should last 5 days after iopened. Wines with more tannins, which are the bitter compounds from the grape skins, seeds, and stems and the wood barrels, are more protected against oxygen and tend to last longer. So light red wines with fewer tannins, like Pinot Noir, won’t last as long as rich reds with more tannins, like Shiraz.

If you cannot find a cool, dark place to store red wine, it’s better to place the wine in the refrigerator rather than let it sit out. In temperatures of 70F and above, red wine will go bad faster.

The Whites: If re-corked and stored in the refrigerator, light white wine should last between five and seven days. The wine may lose some of its flavors as it begins to oxidize, but it will still be drinkable for up to a wk, do not expect the full fruity flavors.

Full-Bodied White Wine: If re-corked and stored in the refrigerator, full-bodied white wine should last 5 days after opened. White wines, like Chardonnay and Muscat, are likely to oxidize quickly because they are exposed to more oxygen during the aging process.

If you drink a lot of white wine, you might want to consider purchasing a vacuum wine stopper that will ensure an airtight seal on the bottle to keep wine fresh for longer.  

Note: consuming spoiled wine will harm you. While it may be a bad experience for your tastebuds, spoiled wine is basically just vinegar so it is not toxic to consume. Cook with it!

Eat healthy, Be healthy, Live lively

You may also like

logo-white

Your Trusted Source for Capital Markets & Related News

© 2024 LiveTradingNews.com – For The Traders, By The Traders – All Right Reserved.

The information contained on this website shall not be construed as (i) an offer to purchase or sell, or the solicitation of an offer to purchase or sell, any securities or services, (ii) investment, legal, business or tax advice or an offer to provide such advice, or (iii) a basis for making any investment decision. An offering may only be made upon a qualified investor’s receipt not via this website of formal materials from the Knightsbridge an offering memorandum and subscription documentation (“offering materials”). In the case of any inconsistency between the information on this website and any such offering materials, the offering materials shall control. Securities shall not be offered or sold in any jurisdiction in which such offer or sale would be unlawful unless the requirements of the applicable laws of such jurisdiction have been satisfied. Any decision to invest in securities must be based solely upon the information set forth in the applicable offering materials, which should be read carefully by qualified investors prior to investing. An investment with Knightsbridge is not suitable or desirable for all investors; investors may lose all or a portion of the capital invested. Investors may be required to bear the financial risks of an investment for an indefinite period of time. Qualified investors are urged to consult with their own legal, financial and tax advisors before making any investment. Knightsbridge is a private investment firm that offers investment services to Qualified Investors, Members and Institutions ONLY. Qualified Investors are defined as individuals who have met those Qualifications in the relevant jurisdictions. Members are defined as individuals who have been accepted into the Knightsbridge membership program. Institutions are defined as entities such as banks, pension funds, and hedge funds. If you are not a Qualified Investor, Member or Institution, you are not eligible to invest with Knightsbridge. All investments involve risk, and there is no guarantee of profit. You may lose some or all of your investment. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Knightsbridge is not a registered investment advisor, and this disclaimer should not be construed as investment advice. Please consult with a qualified financial advisor before making any investment decisions. By accessing this website, you agree to the terms of this disclaimer. Thank you for your interest in Knightsbridge.