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How Long Does Wine Last?

Updated: Oct 7, 2020

We realize there aren't too many people out there who can't finish an entire bottle of wine on an evening out, so if this sounds like you, keep reading!

Storing wine is tricky, think about placing a can of soda in the fridge after you open it... if you go back to take a drink in a couple of hours or even a day later, it's not the same. The same goes for wine. Proper storage is key for maintaining the taste of your wine. However, not all wine types require the same types and times of storage. Depending on your preference, your wine could have a different expiration date than others.

1. Sparkling Wines

Sparkling wines are best stored in the fridge from 1-3 days with a wine stopper. Most wine stoppers can be found for around $1.

2. Light Whites & Rosé

Light white wines and Rosé are best stored in the fridge with a cork and last about 5-7 days.

3. Full-Bodied White Wines

This type of wine is best stored in the fridge with a cork for around 3-5 days.

4. Red Wines

Red wines are best stored in a dry, dark place with a cork and generally last for around 3-5 days.

5. Fortified Wine or 'Sherry'

This kind of wine will last the longest. Fortified wines will last up to 28 days in a cool, dark place.

No matter which kind of wine you plan on enjoying, we recommend taking the above storage tips into consideration if you are unable to finish off the bottle so that the next time you plan to pour a glass you can enjoy it just as much as you did the first time!

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