Keeping wine after you have opened the bottle can be somewhat of a questionable endeavor. On the flip side throwing away a half of bottle of your favorite red can be a waste of good wine and money. So what is the rule of thumb whether you indulge or toss?
We put together a quick and dirty guide as to how long common types of wine will stay fresh. Climate control and proper corking of the wine bottle is a factor in determining these numbers. We recommend using a high quality wine stopper instead of repositioning the original cork. Often times corks are damaged by the wine openers allowing more air into the wine. Oxygen is wine's arch nemesis. Follow these guidelines to ensure you maximize the life of your bottle.
Red Wine - 3 to 5 Days corked in a cool dark place
White Wine - 5-7 days corked in the fridge
Rose - 5-7 days corked in the fridge
Full bodied White Wine - 3-5 days corked in the fridge
Sparkling Wine - 1-3 days corked in the fridge
Boxed White Wine - 28 days in the fridge
Boxed Red Wine - 28 days in the fridge
Every wine will turn at its own specific rate due to unique properties within each bottle. However, these numbers can be used as a rough guideline in determining how long your wine will most likely be drinkable. So next time you don’t quite finish your bottle, save it for another day with confidence!
Looking for the proper wine accessories to prolong the life of your wine? Check out our blog on the Top Five Wine Accessories for a Wine Novice