Opened Bottles

How long can you keep wine once the bottle has been opened?

  • No perfect answer.
    There are lots of variables
    regarding the wine type, method
    of production, age of bottle, how
    much balance and on and on.

  • Generally, 3-day rule.
    Once a bottle of wine is opened,
    the oxygen in the air starts a
    process that initially softens the
    flavors and opens up the aromas of the wine. As this process (oxidation)
    continues over many hours and days, the wine is ultimately made undrinkable.
    The trick is to use the wine before it becomes unpalatable or to pour it out before
    bad wine is served to guests.