Shelf Life Tips
- How long does unopened white wine last? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - to maximize the shelf life of unopened white wine, store in a cool, dark area, away from direct heat or sunlight.
To maximize the shelf life of unopened white wine, place the bottle on its side rather than standing it upright - this will keep the cork moist and airtight.
How long does unopened white 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 white wine be stored in the refrigerator? For best quality, unopened white wine should not be refrigerated until 1-2 days before drinking.
How to tell if white wine has gone bad? The best way is to smell and look at the white wine: if white wine develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded for quality purposes.
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