How Long Does White Wine Last Once Opened?


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3-5 days
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4-6 months


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  • How long does white wine last once opened? The answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - re-cork the wine as soon as finished drinking.
  • Keep an opened bottle of white wine refrigerated until ready to drink again.
  • How long does opened white wine last in the refrigerator? An opened bottle of white wine will usually keep well for about 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator (be sure to re-cork it first).
  • If a cork or stopper is not available for the opened bottle of white wine, cover the opening with plastic wrap and place a rubber band around the bottle neck to seal plastic tightly.
  • Can you freeze leftover white wine? Yes, leftover white wine may be frozen and used later for cooking - freeze the white wine in airtight containers or pour wine into ice cube trays; once the white wine is frozen, transfer cubes to a heavy-duty freezer bag.
  • How long does white wine last in the freezer? Properly stored, white wine will maintain best quality for about 6 months, but will remain safe beyond that time; white wine that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if an opened bottle of white wine is bad? The best way is to smell and look at the white wine: white wine that has gone bad often develops an off smell and a brownish appearance.

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