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FOOD STORAGE — HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP...

WINE, RED — UNOPENED BOTTLE

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Blue Arrow Green Arrow 3 years and up, depending on vintage
Tips
  • 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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