Archive for the 'Storing Wine' Category

Dec 20 2009

Does Wine in a Box Expire?

Published by under Storing Wine,Wine Reviews

Okay, so I’ll give you the news straight and simple, box wine does expire! The best way to determine when your box wine expires is to look on the box and see if there is a date of expiration. The wine still may be okay past the expiration date, just give it a taste to […]

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Dec 18 2009

Can Wine Bottles Burst When Frozen?

Published by under Storing Wine

Yes! Wine bottles can burst if you put them in the freeze. As air cools it will expand and that expansion has to go somewhere! If you put any kind of sealed glass bottle in the freezer, it has a good chance of exploding, whether its beer, wine, or whatever. So what happens? Well the […]

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Dec 09 2009

When Does Wine Expire

Published by under Serving Wine,Storing Wine

Wine will expire very fast, but how fast? Well, let’s dive into that question right now. 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. […]

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Dec 09 2009

Keeping Wine Fresh After Opening

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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 […]

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Dec 08 2009

When Does Wine Spoil

Wine spoils quickly, although there are ways to keep it fresh for a little while. The serious drinker like to finish the bottle the same day that it’s opened because it will start to taste different even only after 1 day of being opened. After vino is exposed to the air, it will start oxidizing. […]

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Dec 08 2009

Will Wine Freeze

Published by under Storing Wine,Wine and Food

The answer is…Yes. Wine does freeze. Wine is a water based solution and even contains various solutes like ethanol. To freeze alcohol you will have drop the temperature well below the freezing point of water (32 F) typically around 20ish degrees F. You really shouldn’t put any bottle of liquid in the freezer because you run […]

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Nov 26 2009

Does Wine Taste Better with Age

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Wine does taste better with age if it’s meant to be aged. Some vino is not really made to be aged much longer than what it already has been when you find it in stores. Most wine makers make the vino so it will be ready to be consumed within a year or so of […]

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Nov 23 2009

Does Wine Get Better with Age?

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The truth is…wine does not always get better with age. Most wineries don’t make their batches to last more than a year or two. The ideal temperature for aging a bottle is a cool cellar temperature around 50 – 55 degrees F. During the transportation process and the storage of vino by stores, the wine […]

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