Tips for Storing Opened Wine

Whether you are only having a single glass with dinner or you have consumed half the bottle with your guests– keeping the remaining leftover wine fresh is fairly important for further usage.

Here are a few tips on how to keep the wine fresh after reopening:

Oxygen is the enemy when it comes to storing wine. As soon as you open a bottle of wine, oxygen begins to interact with the wine and changes its composition over a period of time. At first, this is a good thing, as oxygen allows the wine to open up and release its aromas. However, if the wine is exposed to oxygen for a longer period of time, it will start to degrade and turn into vinegar. This is known as Oxidation.

  • The simplest way to slow down the oxidation process is to seal the wine with the bottle closure as soon as you are done drinking. The more the wine is in contact with oxygen, the more quickly it will start to degrade. Reusing the wine bottle closure can slow the process significantly.
  • In most cases, a refrigerator goes a long way in keeping the wine fresh for a longer time, even red wines. Cold temperatures slow down the chemical processes and the oxidation process.
  • If you accidentally threw away the wine bottle closure you can seal the wine bottle with thick sized paper stoppers. You can prepare your own paper stoppers at home.These stoppers can definitely help you store wine for a longer time.
  • Finally, exposure to light should always be kept to a minimum. One should try to store the wine bottle in a dark place- away from the natural light of the sun. Keeping your wine away from windows and other sources of natural light will ensure cooler, more humid conditions. It will prevent UV rays from hitting the bottles that cause an unpleasant aroma.

All the above tips are great for wine drinkers at home - who don’t consume the entire bottle in one go. It is also perfect for bars and restaurants that sell wine by the glass.

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