To keep your wine tasteful for long period, it should be store properly. With the little effort and by following these tips you can easily accomplish your task.
1. Before opening
Store the wine in a dark place away from the sunlight and fluorescent fixtures. Ultra violets rays provides a bad smell to wine. Buy the dark bottle of wine or wines which have UV filters built in the glass. Put the bottle inside the box or wrapped it in a cloth, if you cannot completely keep the bottles away from light.
Store corked wines on their side, otherwise corks will dry out and air will continuously seep into the wine, affecting the taste and composition.
You have to keep the temperature constant, slow change in temperature didn’t affect the wine. Keep in mind that the temperature should not go over 75 degree.
Once the wine has been stored in a bottle, it should not be moved much.
2. After opening
Store the open wine bottle in the wine cellar or a closet. You can also store it in the refrigerator but it will maintain its taste only for 3 to 5 days. You need to minimize its exposure to air by corking. If less wine is left, then store it in the small bottle and put the bottle in the refrigerator and try to reduce the use the refrigerator. You should have to buy a wine stopper and pump.
Put the cork in the bottle and place it in the dark place. Through this, you wouldn’t need to worry about your wine taste.
Some of the wines can be store more than 3 to 5 days, so don’t get worry about their taste, taste of limited wines remain same for the long period of time, so you can enjoy good taste for more than a week.
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