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Old 02-03-06, 06:13 PM
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How long can you keep a bottle of opened wine?

In the fridge, does it last a day? A week? A month?

I'm thinking of trying red wine. What should I get? I don't normally drink wine and when I do, it's only been a crisp white wine, like a Riesling.

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You should buy one of those wine caps that seal air-tight.
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Put a cork in it, kitty.
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
Put a cork in it, kitty.
Ok then.
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I'd say 5 days, well corked.
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A day or so. And yes, airtight corks are helpful.
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Ok, what is this "airtight cork" and where do I get one?

Also, what kind of red wine should I try?
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Old 02-03-06, 06:24 PM
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corked and in the fridge it will "last" a very long time. By "last" I mean it won't turn to poison or anyting that will harm you.

All that you will really lose is taste. You should get a Vacuum Pump
Bottle Sealer type plug for the bottle http://store.yahoo.com/kitchenhome/naeswibovase.html

Then see what fits your taste. You will find a # of days where it just doesn't taste good anymore
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Old 02-03-06, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Kittydreamer
Also, what kind of red wine should I try?
Chicks like sweet

Mavrodaphne

http://greekproducts.com/greekproducts/mavrodaphne/


http://www.wine.com/wineshop/product...=p_family_name
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Old 02-03-06, 06:51 PM
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Start with a Merlot.
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Thanks, Thor and 4KRG. I will give it a try.
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Originally Posted by Kittydreamer
Also, what kind of red wine should I try?
Might I suggest a Durex '98






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Originally Posted by crazyronin
Might I suggest a Durex '98






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I usually screw the cap back on it and lasts until the next weekend, but I don't know if Boone's farm comes in red, but strawberry hill is kinda pink.
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Well, look on the wrapper. They usually last a couple of years at least, as long as nothing punctures the package -- that would cause the latex to dry out.
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If it's more than 2/3 of a bottle, with a vacu-seal top it will last a very long while. Under 1/3 of a bottle, DRINK IT SOON!
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Originally Posted by Kittydreamer


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Well, look on the wrapper. They usually last a couple of years at least, as long as nothing punctures the package -- that would cause the latex to dry out.
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To be serious try a shiraz...Oz wines are quite good...

and for kitty.

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Originally Posted by crazyronin
To be serious try a shiraz...Oz wines are quite good...

and for kitty.

As they say in carpentry, if I didn't like ya, I wouldn't make fun of ya
You don't know me very well, do you?

Thor says unpreserved Italian red wines are good. I'm going to hit one of the local hippy grocery stores tomorrow and see what I can find, if anything.
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I told you, it might be hard to fine wine in the US without the preservatives.

Make a quick trip to Italy this weekend.

You will want an "organic wine" or something. Maybe they are more common these days with the organic craze, but I sure haven't seen them yet. I also haven't looked in the past 3-4 years.

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I'm in Yuppy Beaverton, I'm sure I can find organic wine somewhere around here.

Thanks again, Thor.
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Originally Posted by Kittydreamer
I'm in Yuppy Beaverton, I'm sure I can find organic wine somewhere around here.

Thanks again, Thor.
Just a tip for shopping in Beaverton: If it's green, rolled up, and you have to light it, it's not organic wine... no matter what they tell you.
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
Just a tip for shopping in Beaverton: If it's green, rolled up, and you have to light it, it's not organic wine... no matter what they tell you.
Have you been to my neighborhood before, Thor?
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