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White, red, rosé, champagne, wines are drinks found in many French homes. But whether they are consumed during the meal or at aperitif time, it happens that the bottle is not completely finished at the end of the evening…
In order not spoil a bottle bottom, find out how long you can safely keep it. We take this opportunity to give you our best conservation advice to extend their life.
Depending on the wine, the bottle storage time is never the same. Indeed, thea composition of wine and in particular its alcohol and sugar content greatly affects its lifespan once the bottle has been opened. In general, it is possible to keep an open wine between 1 to 7 days. But this duration varies drastically depending on the type of wine!
Well stored, a bottle of light wine, such as a rosé or a sweet white, can be drunk up to 5 to 7 days after opening, provided that it is closed with a cork.
For more full-bodied wines such as reds, you can keep them for 3 to 5 days in a cool, dry place, but make sure to protect them from light.
On the other hand, a sparkling type wine has a very short shelf life. After opening, it should be consumed between 1 to 3 days maximum.
To preserve an opened bottle of wine, it is important to follow a few good practices that will allow you to enjoy it to the fullest. First of all, remember to close well the bottle after serving to limit oxidation!
Most of the time, wine keeps better cool: we therefore advise you to put your wine quickly in the fridgeor at least avoid very bright environments with temperatures above 15°C.
Finally, if you still have a background of red wine, place the bottle protected from light, but also electrical appliances! And yes, vibrations from machines and other small appliances can accelerate the aging of wine. Avoid as much as possible jerks !
And if you haven’t managed to finish your bottle before it loses flavor, don’t throw it away! You can always use it in the kitchen to deglaze the cooking juices of a meat to make a sauce or use it when making a risotto!