- Store in dark cupboard away from direct heat or sunlight.
- Most ready-to-drink wines are at their best quality within 3 years of production, although the unopened wine will generally remain safe to drink after that time; fine wines can retain their quality for up to 100 years.
- If wine develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded for quality purposes.
- If storing wine for more than a few weeks, it is best to place the bottle on its side rather than standing it upright - this will keep the cork moist and airtight.
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