Dec 09 2009
Wine expires quickly if opened, although there are ways to prevent it from expiring for a little while. The serious drinkers claim that a bottle expires after a day and it should be finished the same day that it is opened. But for most of us, we don’t want to drink an entire bottle in one night.
Wine starts to go bad or “expires” after it is exposed to oxygen. Some exposure to oxygen is good and that’s why many people will use a decanter for an hour or two before drinking.
Many people buy special corks and openers which prevent vino from expiring so quickly by preventing the oxygen from touching the wine. Although some people believe these products don’t really work so well.
If you want to try and preserve it after opening, put the cork back in the bottle as soon as possible and store the bottle standing straight up.
Before the wine is opened, it should be stored on its side to prevent the cork from drying out. If the cork dries out, oxygen can get into the bottle.
If you don’t drink vino to often, you can always try boxed wine, although some people hate wine from a box.
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