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How To Keep Your Wine Fresh For Longer: My Top Tips

Do you want to keep your wine fresh for longer?

Well, your wine will only last a couple of days once you've opened it unless you take positive action!

So if you want to keep it for a longer period once you've opened a bottle of wine - don’t automatically put the cork straight back in! If the ratio of air to wine in the bottle is increased, then you need to reduce this as oxygen is the enemy when it comes to wine.

My Top Tip:

  1. Decant your wine into a smaller bottle or jar where the fluid almost fills the vessel. This means that amount of oxygen within the bottle or jar is reduced so that less oxygen is in contact with the wine. Make sure it has a tight-fitting seal or stopper.

  2. Regardless of the colour of the wine - put the vessel in the fridge! This will help preserve the wine and ensure it lasts for as long as possible.

It's true! Decanting wine into a jar and putting it in the fridge will help your wine stay fresher for longer. The ratio of oxygen to wine needs to be as small as possible because when the wine comes into contact with oxygen, it begins to oxidise, which can lead to changes in its taste, aroma, and colour.

So the best way to preserve wine for longer (so you can enjoy it over the course of a week instead of a few days) is to store it in a cool, dark place... Your fridge! It is also essential to store it at a consistent temperature, away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Meaning your fridge is the perfect place for your wine to live so it lasts for as long as possible.


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