It probably doesn’t happen so often that you don’t drink up the whole bottle of wine. Maybe you think it would be a terrible waste to leave those heavenly flavours at the mercy of your fridge that will in just a short time turn into something that is everything but divine.
Unfortunately, sometimes you are left with no choice but to store an opened bottle of wine for later usage. Today we bring you suggestions on the best ways to do this and for how long.
There are several ways to stop oxygen in the air from spoiling the taste of wine to a greater or lesser extent. In any case, you need to remember that all these methods only temporarily postpone the inevitable and that at some point in time you should finish off that bottle of wine.
Oxidization in the bottle is the bad thing, so once you remove the cork, your ‟expiration date” begins ticking.
With the vacuum stopper (tight-fitting bottle stopper), decanting wine to smaller bottles or just storing wine to the refrigerator will make wine to stay in ‟good shape” for 2-3 days.
Vacuum wine saver pump will export oxygen from the bottle and give the wine up to seven days of life.
Filling the bottle with inert gas enables us to preserve the wine over a week, while the most expensive solution is using inert gas technology that is based upon the use of inert gas and temperature control system allowing the wine to ‟live” even over two weeks.
Naturally, if we have already decided to drink the bottle of some fine wine, there is no excuse whatsoever to not to drink it in a day or two tops.