#2 Making Opened Wine Taste Better Longer
From Simple to Technical
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How To Make An Opened Bottle Of Wine Taste Better, Longer
Although, you may say "leftover wine is not a category that exists at our house" here are some ideas for preserving the original flavour of a wine a little longer, should you have some left over one day.
Like many things, a little is good, a lot not so much. Wines need to be reunited with oxygen to open up fully to show all of what they have to offer and this begins as soon as you take out the cork or twist off that screwcap. Wine and air automatically start exchanging when the wine surface is exposed to oxygen. As touched on in the previous newsletter (#1), you can accelerate this reunion to a level that's "just right" by decanting or double decanting. But as you know when opened wine is left longer, it's story whether humble or glorious is at and end. At some point like week old coffee, a martini that's an hour old or disco music, its time has passed. It will be oxidized and taste flat, bitter and very uninteresting.
But there are a number of ways to extend the "just right" period from simple, free and low tech to the more technical, precise and expensive. Let's start with the simple and free.
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