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How To Keep An Open Bottle Of Wine

Leave it on the counter or in the refrigerator? 

What Happens After You Open It

It's all about oxygen — the moment you uncork a bottle of wine, you begin the process of oxydation, which changes the wine's composition over time.

A little bit of oxygen is good: it opens up the aromas and softens harsh tannins (which is why it's recommended to aerate a bottle of red for an hour after opening).

However, exposing wine to oxygen over a long period will turn it to vinegar.

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