As any wine lover will probably tell you, there is nothing worse than seeing an unfinished wine go to waste. If you are new to wine and aren’t entirely sure on the best way to keep your opened bottle of wine fresh, then you should take a few minutes to read up on these great tips from Ponte Winery for storing your open bottle of wine.
Storing an Open Bottle of Wine
1. For an open bottle of white wine – opened bottles of white wine should be placed back into the wine cellar or closet. If both of these options are not available to you, then you can settle for using the fridge. When closing your bottle off, it’s important that you cork the bottle closed as tightly as possible. This will help to minimize any exposure to air. If you find that you only have a small amount of wine left, you may want to consider transferring it into a smaller bottle. A good rule of thumb to keep in mind when it comes to white wine is that it typically lasts only for about three to five days after it has been opened. So cork it tightly and keep it in an area that is away from excessive amounts of light or heat.
2. For an opened bottle of red wine - when it comes to bottles of red wine, it’s best to leave it sitting out. Just like white wine, it’s important that you cork the bottle as tightly as possible or transfer it into a smaller container. The only difference is that you want to store it in a dark place like a cabinet or drawer.
3. For the ultimate in wine closures, you really should consider purchasing a quality wine stopper and pump. This option allows you to pump out excessive air and will ultimately prolong the life of your bottle of wine.
As one of Temecula’s finest wineries, Ponte Winery strives to offer the best tips and experiences for all of their guests. As both a winery and Inn, Ponte Winery specializes in providing guests with the best Temecula wine tasting tours. Each of their Temecula winery tours takes guests on a wonderful stroll of the winery, vineyard and even a tasting of select Ponte wines. If you would like more information on the Temecula wine country tours available, be sure to visit www.PonteWinery.com today for more information.
Ponte Winery is located in the heart of wine country and offers daily Temecula wine tasting tours. If you would like more information on their Temecula wine country tours, please visit www.PonteWinery.com today.