Drinking window of wine
Tragedy with Red wine

Oxidation is responsible for the flat taste of wine that’s past its drinking window. But the same oxidation provides color and creates aromas and flavors generally considered to be grassy, nutty or apple-y when wine is just opened or during drinks when we decant or swirl.

types of wine

Drinking window of wine

“There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of Champagne.”—Bette Davis

The drinking window of a fine wine is an important factor for wine lovers.

Most wines last open for only about 3–5 days before they start to go bad. Of course, this greatly depends on the type of wine! Find out more about this below.

Don’t worry though, “spoiled” wine is essentially just vinegar, so it’s not going to harm you. 

Types of wine

“It (wine) provokes the desire, but takes away the performance.”

Sparkling wine

1-3 days in the fridge with sparkling wine stopper

Light white and rose wine

5 -7 days in the fridge with a cork

full-bodied white wine

3-5 days in the fridge  with a cork

red wine

3-5 days in a cool dark place with a cork

fortified wine

28 days in a cool dark place with cork