What happens to a bottle of wine after you open it, drink half of it, then let it sit open for 3-5 days?!

Question: What happens to a bottle of wine after you open it, drink half of it, then let it sit open for 3-5 days!?
Can I drink the rest!? Will I get sick!? Will the alcohol content increase!? What's the deal!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

After 3-5 days you wont get sick!. I can almost guarantee that, apart from a hangover!.

Red wines, ports and sherries actually improve after opening, although all three should be drunk reasonably quickly!. Ports and sherries will not go off for being open, but will deteriorate and loose their complexities!. Unfortified red wine should last 3-5 days!.

White wine and champagne-style wines will keep in the refridgerator for up to 3 days!. Champagne may not even lose its bubbles if covered in refridgerator!. Some people advocate putting a teaspoon in the neck of the champagne bottle, although personally I think it is unnecessary!. White wines also benefit from being opened for a while before consuming, but this is in the region of 15mins to 1!.5 hours!.

The alcohol content of any wine will decrease over the years, while in the bottle, but not from opening for a few days!. The alcohol is the preservative of the wine, and as the wine ages it uses up the alcohol in an effort to preserve the wine until eventually there is none left!. In a fortified wine, which has extra alcohol added to it, this process could last a hundred years or so!. In a modern white wine, this process may only last a few years, which is why you drink some white wines very young, whereas you drink aged port!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

if there is no cork in the bottle, you just really letting it air out, might lose a lot of the bouquet, but still drinkable!. if there is a cork in the bottle, you have managed to save a lot of the bouquet (aroma) and again its still drinkable!. But its wise to leave the cork in and turn that bottle on its side, the first rule is never to have a dry cork!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

If it is a sweet wine, It turns sour and vice versa!. But the alcohol contents will decrease!. It really is a safe drink!. Not bad!. You won't get sick!. It is really safe!.!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

If you re-cork it the wine will stay the same, but if you leave it open the wine will get flat but either way you can still drink it and wont get sick Www@FoodAQ@Com

You can drink it!.!.!.I recommend not!.

You won't get sick!.

Alcohol does not change!.

The wine is ruined because of the exposure to oxygen!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Air seal corks could delay decay!. 5 days would be the maxWww@FoodAQ@Com

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