Delices and Gourmandises explains you how to keep an already opened bottle of wine
Exposed to air, wine rapidly age. It would be such a pity to lose a great wine just because you did not know how to keep it. Delices and Gourmandises gives you a few tips for keeping the taste and the aroma of a wine which bottle have been opened.
The three biggest enemies of wine are: air, light and heat. That’s why bottles are generally kept in cellar and hermetically closed. In fact, when a bottle of wine is opened, its content is exposed, it exhales its aromas. Wine aromas are like alcohol; they are volatiles and can easily go away with air. The air oxidizes the wine alcohol and turns it into acetic acid, transforming the wine into vinegar.
Delices and Gourmandises wine specialists noticed that all wines do not age or oxidize the same way. The light and soft red wines are the most fragile, so are the dry white wines, rise wines and champagne. The wines made to be kept and those that are rich in alcohol and tannins, as some strong red wines, keep their aromas and their texture for a long time after having being opened.
Delices and Gourmandises’advices
Light and temperature are easy to beat. You can keep your opened wine bottles in the fridge door’s pocket. But keeping the beverage away from air is more subtle. You can put back the cork but it can not be very efficient as it let the air pass.
If you want to keep the wine for a little time, there are some stuff you can use as the pump that can inject inert gas as argon that is more heavy than oxygen. But that won’t work more than 24 hours. If you do not want to drink it lately, use your rest of Delices and Gourmandises wine for cooking.