Opened wine lasts longer in the fridge: true or false? Here, the reality behind three common wine notions.

F&W Editors
October 03, 2014

Here, the truth behind three common wine notions.

1. Unopened bottles in the fridge must stay chilled or else they will suffer.
False: They’ll be fine if you take them out of the fridge to store on a shelf.

2. You should vacuum-pump and recork open bottles.
False: Skip the vacuum pump—it will suck out the aroma. Just stick in the cork.

3. Open wine lasts longer in the fridge.
True: The cold temperature slows the oxidation that dulls flavor.

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