How Long Does Madeira Last Once Opened?


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3 years and up (best quality)


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long does Madeira last once opened? The answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions – store opened Madeira in a cool, dark area and keep bottle tightly closed when not in use.
  • How long does opened Madeira last at room temperature? An opened bottle of Madeira will usually maintain best quality for about 3 years, although it will stay safe indefinitely if properly stored; fine Madeira can retain top quality for many years, even after opening.
  • How to tell if an opened bottle of Madeira has gone bad? The best way is to smell and look at the Madeira: if Madeira develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded for quality purposes.

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