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Wine Storage FAQ's: How To Keep Open Bottles Fresh

Ray Isle answers common questions about saving leftover wine.

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Wine Freshness FAQ's:

1. Should I keep leftover red wine at room temperature?

Any open wine lasts longer in the refrigerator; take reds out a half hour before serving.

2. Can you freeze leftover wine?

Yes. I found that an opened half-bottle of red, frozen in a plastic container and thawed five days later, tasted better than the same wine left on a counter for the same amount of time. But I wouldn't try this with a $500 Burgundy.

3. Does placing a silver spoon in the neck of a Champagne bottle help preserve the bubbles?

No—sadly, this is a myth.

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Published February 2010
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