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  1. #1
    Joel Guest

    Default Recommendation for saving open bottle wine.

    It's just my wife and I and I drink wine more often than her.
    I can't make it through a full bottle before it goes bad.
    I was reading using about 1/4 bottles (aka splits) to divide a full
    bottle into smaller portions that will last longer.
    This seems like a good an inexpensive approach.
    Any other ways to do this?


  2. #2
    Ken Blake Guest

    Default Re: Recommendation for saving open bottle wine.

    On Sun, 9 May 2010 18:19:57 -0700 (PDT), Joel <[email protected]> wrote:

    > It's just my wife and I and I drink wine more often than her.
    > I can't make it through a full bottle before it goes bad.
    > I was reading using about 1/4 bottles (aka splits) to divide a full
    > bottle into smaller portions that will last longer.
    > This seems like a good an inexpensive approach.
    > Any other ways to do this?



    Your objective is to decrease the wine's exposure to oxygen. Dividing
    wine into smaller bottles is one of the ways to do this (but fill
    those bottles as high as you can. Another way to achieve the same
    thing is to use full bottles, but fill up the empty space with clean
    glass marbles (but be very careful when pouring from such a bottle).

    Also do whatever you do as soon as possible after opening the bottle.
    That decreases the amount of time the wine is exposed to oxygen.

    Whatever you do, realize that opening the bottle exposes the wine to
    the air, so what you do may make it last longer, but not as long as it
    would have if you didn't open the bottle.

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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default Re: Recommendation for saving open bottle wine.

    On 5/9/10 9:19 PM, Joel wrote:
    > It's just my wife and I and I drink wine more often than her.
    > I can't make it through a full bottle before it goes bad.
    > I was reading using about 1/4 bottles (aka splits) to divide a full
    > bottle into smaller portions that will last longer.
    > This seems like a good an inexpensive approach.
    > Any other ways to do this?
    >


    http://winefaq.cwdjr.net/wine/section4.php#l12

    Mark Lipton

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    Steve Slatcher Guest

    Default Re: Recommendation for saving open bottle wine.

    On 10/05/2010 16:32, Mark Lipton wrote:
    > On 5/9/10 9:19 PM, Joel wrote:
    >> It's just my wife and I and I drink wine more often than her.
    >> I can't make it through a full bottle before it goes bad.
    >> I was reading using about 1/4 bottles (aka splits) to divide a full
    >> bottle into smaller portions that will last longer.
    >> This seems like a good an inexpensive approach.
    >> Any other ways to do this?
    >>

    >
    > http://winefaq.cwdjr.net/wine/section4.php#l12


    The only thing to add to that is that it helps if you prevent oxygen
    getting into the wine before it is set aside for later. So if you are
    going to put a smaller bottle aside it you should decant slowly and
    carefully into the smaller bottle, and do it soon after opening the
    original bottle - certainly before you have started pouring glasses from
    the opriginal bottle.

    That's what I am told at least - personally I rarely have the problem of
    leftover wine - and when I do I just stick the leftovers in the fridge
    and usually drink it the next day.

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