How Long Does Wine Stay Good After Opening?


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Wines stay fresh for a couple of days after opening; about 2 days for white wines and 3 days for reds according to Real Simple. Because whites have more acid, they tend to stay fresh slightly longer.

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How Long Does Wine Stay Good After Opening?
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The easiest way to keep wines fresh without any special equipment is to dip the cork in a bit of wine, and then push it back into the bottle. However, if a significant portion of the wine is gone, a smaller bottle will keep more air out of the wine, which will help it stay fresher. For longer periods of time, up to 10 days, a vacuum wine pump will remove air to keep the wine from oxidizing as quickly. Keeping wine for too long will change the flavor significantly.

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