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CHAMPAGNE, NON-VINTAGE - UNOPENED BOTTLE

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3-4 years (best quality)

Tips

  • How long does an unopened bottle of non-vintage champagne last? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - to maximize the shelf life of unopened champagne, store in a cool, dark cupboard, away from direct heat or sunlight.
  • Champagne is non-vintage if it has been made using grapes from two or more years' harvests; it will not be specifically dated by year on the label.
  • To maximize the shelf life of unopened champagne, place the bottle on its side rather than standing it upright - this will keep the cork moist and airtight.
  • How long does unopened non-vintage champagne last? Most non-vintage champagnes are at their best quality within 3 to 5 years of production, although they will stay safe indefinitely if properly stored.
  • Should an unopened bottle of champagne be stored in the refrigerator? For best quality, unopened champagne should not be refrigerated until 1-2 days before drinking.
  • How to tell if champagne has gone bad? The best way is to smell and look at the champagne: if champagne develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded for quality purposes.

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