Does Red Wine Go Bad!?
I have a bottle of Red Wine that was left at my house a few years ago, and has never been opened!. Does this stuff go bad, or just "get better with age"!? It says on the back of the label it is 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, and 30% Zinfandel!. I don't know jack about wine, and thought about giving it to a friend but I don't want to if it wouldn't be drinkable now!.
Any experts that can help me out!?Www@FoodAQ@Com
It seems like you have a blend, not sure about the Zinfandel inclusion but oh well!. Yes any wine can go bad!. If it is aged and stored properly you may be okay!. Check the cork, if there is a smell of vinegar or there is a gooey residue seeping from the cork I'd probably open it to be sure but I'd expect to toss it!. If it is old enough there will be sediment so you may need to decant it if it is any good!.Www@FoodAQ@Com
As long as the bottle hasn't been in the sun or in warm temperatures (over 75 degrees) red wine gets a lot better!. However not every wine is created equally!. Some wines, especially cheap wines, aren't created to last for 10-15 years!. Your best source is the internet!. Google the winery and the year it was made and you will get all sorts of people who have consumed and rated your specific wine!.Www@FoodAQ@Com
It will not kill you, the alcohol will kill the harmful bacteria!.
If stored improperly and the cork dried out, it could be corked!. This is why they let you taste the wine at restaurants before they pour you a whole glass!. With that blend, it could probably stand to sit a few more years!. Open and taste!. If you dont like it, leave it open for a few more ours (or in a pitcher aka decanter) and try again!. See how it has changed!. Still dont like it, leave it in a container open to the air (but closed to flys) for a few weeks!. Bam you got your own high priced vinegar!. You can also cook with it!. Www@FoodAQ@Com
Yes, semi expert
pro wine drinker
if it has been stored in a dry dark place on its side it may be okay but if the cork was allowed to dry it will taste like vinegar
do not risk it
do not be cheap
go buy a nice bottle and open this one yourself
wine does age well if stored properly but I doubt you had it in the dark on its sideWww@FoodAQ@Com
Depends on how it is stored!. Keeping it in a cool dry place with the bottle inverted to keep the cork moist it probably will be o!.k!. otherwise the cork will shrink and air will get in and the wine will go bad!.Www@FoodAQ@Com
Unopened, I am fairly sure it will age well!. Wine can go bad after it is opened for sure!. I am not an expert though!.Www@FoodAQ@Com