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Ask the Expert: Storing Wine

How to keep your bottles in peak drinking condition

Fine Cooking Issue 90
Photos: Scott Phillips
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Storing tips

  • About 95% of wine is meant to be consumed within the first year after release.
  • The proper humidity for storing wine is between 60% and 70%.
  • Store wine away from natural or ultraviolet light, which can interact with the sulfites in a bottle of wine to form mercaptans, or foulsmelling aromas that make the wine undrinkable.
  • If you break or lose a cork, you can store leftover wine by securing a piece of plastic wrap over the bottle opening with a tightly wound rubber band.

Your Wine Storage Questions Answered

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