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.