Can’t finish the bottle?
Don’t abandon it! Store it properly for later.Oxygen is not a friend to wine. It will turn your sweet nectar into vinegar.
I like to think of red wine like a vampire. Red wine and blood look the same, so this is easy to remember. Vampires (and wine) like to be in dark, cool, dry places. This will keep your wine fresh.
The fridge can even help preserve your reds; it will slow the oxidation down.
Store the wine upright to minimize surface area #science
Don’t do drastic temperature changes. But when it is time for you to drink your red, you can warm it up in luke warm water without spoiling it.
Pinot Noir, old wine (8-10 years), organic wine, sulfite-free wine all go bad very quickly.
You can purchase wine preservers that suck the air out of the bottle. This will help keep your wine fresh. To save a few dollars on the wine preserver, you could also just finish the bottle.
Sometimes people enjoy day-old Champagne to freshly popped bubbly. This gives the bubbles a chance to settle and the flavour becomes rounded out.
Something to check out– maybe on a cheap bottle.