- How long does unopened sparkling wine last? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - to maximize the shelf life of unopened sparkling wine, store in a cool, dark area, away from direct heat or sunlight.
To maximize the shelf life of unopened sparkling wine, place the bottle on its side rather than standing it upright - this will keep the cork moist and airtight.
How long does unopened sparkling wine last? Most ready-to-drink wines are at their best quality within 3 to 5 years of production, although they will stay safe indefinitely if properly stored; fine wines can retain their quality for many decades.
Should an unopened bottle of sparkling wine be stored in the refrigerator? For best quality, unopened sparkling wine should not be refrigerated until 1-2 days before drinking.
How to tell if sparkling wine has gone bad? The best way is to smell and look at the sparkling wine: if sparkling wine develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded for quality purposes.
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