The Proper Way To Store Opened Wine

So you and all your friends weren’t able to finish your fifth bottle of wine, huh? You decide you’re going to share it with your wine-loving aunty who’s coming to visit you. Good idea – but how do you store it right, so that it doesn’t lose its savour? Don’t worry, we’ll show you. • Make sure that you re-cork the bottle right! Don’t use the cleaner side to re-cork the bottle. Place the side that has already been in contact with the wine, back in that same position. You should do this so that you don’t taint the wine with the clean side of it, because this side may not actually be that clean. • Use a half bottle to store your wine in. The more air in the bottle, the flatter the taste of your wine. You will find that you will lose your aromas and flavors. You can use a funnel to pour the rest of wine in a half bottle that has a screw cap. • Put your wine in the refrigerator. Don’t ever leave leftover wine out on the counter. Think about that – you wouldn’t do that with leftover food, so why do it with wine? The refrigerator’s cooler temperature can slow down the break-down of the wine. • Don’t “open” the bottle in the first place. There is a way to help keep your wine as good as gold – you just have to use a Coravin, which is a device that is used to pierce the wine cork with a needle and adds argon gas to the bottle. You can just pour out the amount of wine you want and then remove the needle from the cork and it will naturally seal back. • All in all, you should try to finish the bottle as soon as you can. Wine bottles of volume 750-ml, usually equates to about 5 wine glasses. That doesn’t sound like so much when you’ve got company over. That’s why you should try to just finish up the bottle instead of leaving wine back. If you are looking for professional grade wine storage for your wine collection than give us a call to discuss the climate controlled and secure wine storage options, we have available to keep your fine wines safely stored in our wine storage facility in New Jersey.



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