How To Make Your Wine Last Longer

Wine is the most used drink on occasions, lunches and dinner parties. It is one of the main ingredients in celebration and get togethers. However, once you open a bottle of wine and it remains half used, how do you preserve the wine, till you use it again, without it losing its flavor?

If you are like me, you can't finish the bottle yourself, and my wife doesn't drink wine. For me, a way to enjoy wine is finding a way to make a full bottle last. Here are some tips on how to preserve wine.

Once you open a bottle of wine, air gets into the bottle. When you have a half-used bottle, you need to close it by removing the air out. How do you do this? Put the stopper on top of the wine bottle ad simply pump out the air using a pump. The stopper will close in on the mouth and will become an airtight seal blocking out air into the bottle.

These pumps are easily available at most wine shops, and they are very economical. When you visit a restaurant, and you see all those open bottles, the better restaurants use a pump system.

Wine should always be stored in a refrigerator. Heat deteriorates wine because it oxidizes wine. When you place the wine in a refrigerator this oxidation process slows down. Re-corked wine an lasts for about two to three days in the refrigerator. Oxidized wine taste different.

The cold wine is stabilized. When you have a glass of wine, just let the wine temper to the right temperature, and you will have a wonderful glass of wine. You can keep the wine toward the bottom of the refrigerator and it will be less cold.

You can buy preservative gas and spray it into the bottle of open wine and close it up quickly. When this is done, it pulls out air in the bottle, sealing the wine with its flavor intact. While this is a valid method, you will spend more money on buying more gas. The pump is free once you buy the pump.

You can freeze the bottle of one wine. Simply put it in the freezer compartment and melt is slow when you want to use it again. While this works, the thing you should really try to do is drink the wine within a week from opening.

Add some glass beads or marble to the open wine bottle, the wine level raises. Now re-cork it and store in a cool place, the wine flavor is maintained. Again, this is to keep as much air out of the bottle.

By using these small tips to preserve left over wine, you do not have to waste wine which is left over. You can re-use it without the wine tasting funny or different. So don't worry about things when you get that next bottle. You can have one or two glasses at a time, and still enjoy it until the bottle is gone.

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About The Author, Matt Chang
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