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I adore a glass of wine in the evenings.
The problem I have is that I’m the only person in the house who loves wine. And honestly, I don’t always have a chance to finish my bottle for a few days.
That means that far too often I’ve had a bottle of wine spoil, because I haven’t had a chance to go back and finish it right away.
Sparkling wine is difficult as well, since it loses its fizz when it’s re-corked. And who wants a sparkling wine or champagne without its fizz?
How to Keep Wine Fresh After Opening
The taste and color of wine changes after a bottle is opened. Most of this change comes from contact with the air (oxidization), so preventing oxidization of the wine is crucial to keep wine from losing its color and flavor. Here are a few tips to help keep wine fresh after opening.
Keep the bottle in upright position
When storing, try to minimize the surface that comes into contact with air, opened bottles of wine are best preserved upright, so make sure you never store them in any other position, not even when you place them into the fridge.
Keep the bottle in a low temperature environment
Low temperatures slow down oxidization, so keeping your bottle in a cold and dark room such as the pantry or the cellar or placing it into your fridge works perfectly.
Keep the opened bottle away from any heat source and from strong light
High temperature and bright light can alter the quality of the wine instantly, transforming even the most sophisticated wine into something undrinkable. If you want to warm up the wine before opening it, make sure the process takes place slowly, during the course of a few hours.
Put the leftover wine into a smaller decanter
The higher the level of the liquid, the less air there is in the decanter and the less air, the slower the oxidization.
Use a stopper that seals well
Replacing the cork on the bottle with a stopper makes opening and closing the bottle easier and less messy and the modern, elegant stoppers available today add some extra class to the experience of tasting the wine.
Even better, use a wine preserver that seals the bottle of wine!
Buy a wine preserver
The best way to prevent the process is to re-cork the bottle after each pouring. Wine preserver systems use various methods to keep the wine in previously opened bottles as fresh and tasty as it was when the cork came out for the first time.
One of the best wine preservers is the zzysh® sparkling wine preservation system, a unique system that combines a stopper that provides complete sealing with controlled atmosphere packaging, ensuring flavor, taste, fizz and color are all retained in your opened bottle.
There are two separate zzysh® products, one for wine and one for sparkling wine. The unique technology replaces the air in the bottle with a protective atmosphere consisting of the inert gas argon for wine and a combination of argon and carbon dioxide for sparkling wine. Not only does that save wine, but it also translates in to money saved, as you won’t need to throw away spoiled wine.
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