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CHAMPAGNE - OPENED BOTTLE

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3-5 days
Freezer
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4-6 months

Tips

  • How long does champagne last once opened? The answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - re-cork the champagne as soon as finished drinking.
  • Keep an opened bottle of champagne refrigerated until ready to drink again.
  • How long does opened champagne last in the refrigerator? An opened bottle of champagne 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 champagne, cover the opening with plastic wrap and place a rubber band around the bottle neck to seal plastic tightly.
  • Is flat champagne safe to drink? Yes- depending on the champagne variety and method used to re-close the bottle, opened champagne may go flat before the time shown above, but it will remain safe to drink.
  • Can you freeze leftover champagne? Yes, leftover champagne may be frozen and used later for cooking - freeze the champagne in airtight containers or pour wine into ice cube trays; once the champagne is frozen, transfer cubes to a heavy-duty freezer bag.
  • How long does champagne last in the freezer? Properly stored, champagne will maintain best quality for about 6 months, but will remain safe beyond that time; champagne that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if an opened bottle of champagne is bad? The best way is to smell and look at the champagne: champagne that has gone bad often develops an off smell and a brownish appearance.

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