If you only look at one infographic in your entire life, make sure it’s the one that the Ideal Wine Company has decided to tell you about. It’s the infographic every wine enthusiast needs to see.
What happens when you store opened wine?
The Ideal Wine Company has told you before that wine gets better with age. Admittedly, if we’re talking about a bargain basement buy from Tesco’s it’ll taste just as shoddy after five years as it did on the day you bought it. However, if we’re talking about a quality product such as the Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1974, then it really will get better with age. This only applies when the bottle remains unopened; if you’ve removed the cork then everything changes. If you leave a bottle of wine unopened then it will spoil within a few days.
How long can you store opened wine?
An infographic from Winefolly has shown how quickly different types of wine go off once they’ve been opened. The infographic revealed:
- Sparkling wine: Products such as the La Grande Annee Bollinger 1995 can only be stored in the fridge for one to three days.
- Light white wine and rose: If you put light white wines and roses in the fridge and leave the corks in you can still drink them for five to seven days.
- Full-bodied white wine: Believe it or not, a full-bodied white is weaker than its lighter equivalent. If you put the cork back in once you’ve finished with it you can store a full-bodied white in the fridge for three to five days.
- Red wine: If you leave a red in a cool dark place it’ll last three to five days.
- Fortified wine: You can keep products like the Fonseca Vintage Port for a staggering 28 days as long as you store them in a cool, dark place with the cork left in.
- Bag-in-a-box wine: This type of wine can be stored for a phenomenal 28 days if you put it in a fridge. However at this point we’d like to note that if you want a quality product, you should avoid bag-in-a-box wine like the plague.
Now can you see why we said that if you only take the time to look at one infographic in your life you should make sure it’s this one? This infographic has provided the world (or those who can’t be bothered to do a little research) with invaluable information that they can use to make sure they get the most out of fine wines like the ones that you can buy from the Ideal Wine Company.