Dec 09 2009

Keeping Wine Fresh After Opening

Published by at 3:16 am under Storing Wine

To keep a bottle of wine fresh after you open it, you should immediately keep it cool and put the cork back in. Even between glasses, the bottle should be re-corked and kept cool. This will slow down the oxidation of the vino and can possibly keep it good for a day or two.

If you are looking to preserve an open bottle for a longer period of time, there are some devices available that may help you.

Scott A. Farmer of California’s Private Preserve┬ádeveloped a mix of gasses (Nitrogen, Carbon Dioxide, and Argon) that you spray into the bottle. The gases will help displace the oxygen and protect the wine. Many people have copied his technique and you can find this product many places online. has created a vacuum saver which vacuums out the oxygen in the bottle. Some people say that this sucks out all the aromas, making the wine not as good.

I have a Rabbit brand preserver which seems to help keep it fresh for a few days. As long as you don’t want to open a bottle and try to preserve it for months, you should be fine.

So I would recommend the gas method of preserving wine or the vacuum method depending on what you prefer.

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