When stored in a refrigerator, an open bottle of champagne can last between 3 to 5 days if it is re-corked or covered properly. If one does not have the cork or a stopper to close the bottle, then a piece of plastic wrap and rubber band can be used so that the champagne does not go flat before the specified time frame.Continue Reading
A common old wives' tale states that placing a silver spoon in the champagne before storing it in the refrigerator will keep it from going flat. However, there is no real evidence to support that the method works any better than re-corking.
An unopened champagne bottle can have a shelf life of 3 to 4 years, while older "vintage" bottles can sometimes last 20 years or longer. In order to maximize the shelf life, it is imperative that one follow proper storage directions. These include storing the bottle in an area away from direct sunlight, at a temperature of between 40 and 60 degrees.Learn more about Wine
The difference in the various classifications of champagne is their sugar content. Champagne classified as brut has a maximum sugar content of 1.5 percent. Extra dry Champagne can have up to 2 percent sugar content.Full Answer >
Unlike wine, which comes 12 bottles to a standard case, champagne is sold six bottles to a case. It is possible to buy champagne in quantities of 12 bottles at a time. A 12-bottle case of champagne is referred to by vendors and retailers as a crate.Full Answer >
All champagnes can go bad, but a high quality vintage champagne like Dom Perignon has a shelf life of 20 years or more. This assumes that the bottle has been properly stored, preferably in a refrigerator. Improper storage can greatly reduce the shelf life of any wine.Full Answer >
As of 2014, André California champagne, which is available in seven flavors, contains between 6.5 and 10.5 percent alcohol by volume. Its classic varieties of brut, extra dry and blush have a higher percentage of alcohol content than do the fruit-enhanced flavors, strawberry and peach passion.Full Answer >