Do you put wine in the refridg. after it is opened, or do you leave it at room temperature?

I have a half of bottle of red wine left over after a gathering tonight, and wanted to know what I should do with it now. I plan to drink it up in the next few days, but not sure if I should leave it at room temperature, or put in the refridg. Suggestions are great!!!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Red wine in a fridge!!!

    Room temperature please. If its a good wine then forget about keeping it for any length of time. Once the air has got at it then its best finished the same evening.

    For good red wines, open the bottle and leave it for 10-20 mins before drinking.

    If you must keep it then use a good airtight stopper. Keep it cool to slow down any reaction but serve at room temperature.

  • 1 decade ago

    Chilling the wine wont make it 'last' any longer then leaving it at room temp (although chilled red wine is kinda gross, right?). What *does* matter is getting the air out of the bottle. If you just stop it back up with the cork it will be ok 1, maybe 2 days. (but try to jam the cork back in the same way it was before, as there are loads of bacteria hanging out on the side that was under the foil)

    If you have one of those handy little devices that suck the air out of the bottle, then you can keep it much longer. Just remember that contact with Oxygen is what kills the wine, not the temp.

  • Lisa H
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    i put all wine back in the fridge if it has been opened. Learned this trick at the wineries here in napa. You might also want to transfer to a smaller bottle to reduce the amount of oxygen that comes in contact with the wine. when ready to drink, take out of the fridge about 20 minutes prior to serving to get back to room temp. approxmately 68 degrees or so. should be fine.

    but I have also left out on the counter over night and it is fine.

  • gilly
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    i don't purely like the sound of 'saved'. that suggests protecting an opened wine for a while. Wine starts to alter and visit pot the 2nd it extremely is uncovered to air. Wines that have greater stages of alcohol or sugar - through fact they are preservatives - keep longer. A bottle of Port or Sherry (the two are fortified) or a candy dessert wine lasts lots longer than an straightforward table wine. A crimson wine with intense stages of tannin might extremely improve left open for an afternoon through fact the air speeds up the getting previous technique and facilitates to soften the tannins. in case you opt to maintain an straightforward table wine, positioned the cork decrease back in as quickly as achievable (to shrink oxygen exposure) and positioned the bottle interior the refrigerator door (protecting it cool facilitates lengthen it). i in my view does not opt to drink wines that have been opened extra effective than an afternoon. via the way, through fact of this this form of super form of wines via the glass in bars are so unappealing -- they have been open too long. in case you propose oftentimes commencing wines to end later, see in case you will detect some smaller bottles -- those quarter sized screwcap bottles are suited -- and pour the unused wine into the smaller bottle and close it, hence there is far less oxygen interior the bottle. yet why not seem for wine in a million/2 or quarter bottles? There are some instruments that pump out the air -- yet they at the instant are not very useful (waste of money in my opinion), and somedevices that pump nitrogen into the bottle to exclude oxygen, yet those are costly and nevertheless slightly iffy.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I put white back in the fridge and keep red at room temp. As long as you're drinking it within a few days, I've never had a problem.

  • 1 decade ago

    I put white back in the fridge and keep red at room temp. As long as you're drinking it within a few days if you live in warm area like Florida is better you keep it in the frig

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If it's white wine, you want it chilled. Red should never be chilled coller than 55 degrees. Leave an open red at room temp.

  • 1 decade ago

    Chill the white wine. Either finish the red or toss it. It never tastes as good the next day.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I like my red wine at room temp. Other people like it chillled. As long as you have sealed it back up, it really doesn't matter which way you drink it.

  • 1 decade ago

    Put it in the Fridge. I always put mine in and its still good the next day

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