How to store wine after opening

How to store wine after opening

How many times do you organize a dinner and there are half-full of your Tuscan wine bottles left? Personally never.
But it can happen to someone. And it is precisely for this reason that we want to give you our advice on how to best store wine bottles after opening.
The biggest enemy of opened bottles is the air which, entering inside, accelerates the oxidation process of the wine.

Close the wine bottle

So, the first way and the more obvious one is to recork the bottle using the stained side that will be softer compared to the clean part.
However, it might be a big mistake to think that this is enough! To store wine after opening, you must know that leftover wines do not have only one enemy, but there are two others that could alterate the organoleptic qualities (and so the taste) of your product.

Keep it away from the light and check the temperature

A common mistake people often do is to leave the bottle next to the window. This distraction can ruin the wine, since another fearsome factor for the preservation of the wine is the sunlight.
In fact, it must be remembered that temperature also plays a fundamental role in conservation. While low temperatures loosen the oxidizing action, high temperatures trigger a series of chemical reactions that will lead to an unwelcome variation of aromas.
So, please don’t store a wine above 70° Fahrenheit (21° Celcius), better to store the bottle in the fridge!

Pour it in a smaller bottle

As we care a lot about your tasting experience, we want to give you another option. Since there is a significant amount of oxygen in the open bottle, a clever method is to reduce this surface. So let’s take a smaller sized bottle and cap it carefully. Also in this way we will have obtained the effect of reducing the oxidizing action.
But if all these tips were not enough, there is only one last one, which remains the best one especially when the wine is good and the fellowship is nice: finishing the bottle! Salute!
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