How long will a bottle of wine last with the cork placed back into the top?!

Question: How long will a bottle of wine last with the cork placed back into the top!?
I opened a bottle of Malbec red wine and want to save it!. I put the cork back in the top about halfway, will this keep!? Thanks!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Hello, honestly couldn't tell you!. One of the other answers wrote a month, I think!. Wow!. For us, once opened, its gone!. Between my wife and me, over dinner - bottle is toast!. But when I single, it was an issue at times!. What I did was pretty basic and I outline step by step here if you choose to look:


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Good Luck

PS, if I had to guess, tight cork, refrigerator, probably 4 or 5 days before you noticed it going bad!. Oh and by the way, wine does not turn to vinegar, its one of these urban myths, you could always research to verify!.

Good Luck with the Malbec!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

24 hours, maybe less if tannins and acids where low!. If you had nitrogen spray or an air vacuum system you could stretch it out!. Finish it for dinner tomorrow, and note how it changed, it may have actually improved if it needed to breath!. You could save some and try it again in 2 days 3 days, and see the difference!. Its a fun experiment, every wine acts different!.

I would like to expand a bit!. It will take a few weeks to turn to vinegar, and may need a little oxygen to do that!. But assuming it wasnt a flavorless wine to begin with, it will change significantly in 24 hours!. This could mean flavors that were "tight" would be unwrapped so you can taste them better, or flavors that you noted before just disappeared!. It wont go bad in the food born illness sence because alcohol levels are too high to support bad bacteria, but a wine lasting a week, that's just silly!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

It's pretty variable, but I wouldn't feel comfortable with more than a couple of days recorked!. But I review wines so flavor replication is very important!. If you see yourself not finishing wine in one sitting often you may want to get a wine vacuum, they're only about $10 and can keep your wine fresh for up to two weeks!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

When I was merchandise director at Wine!.com I ran some tests to see which way preserved open wine the longest!. BTW, refrigeration will get you a little extra time added onto these results!.
1) open wine with no outside help- 1 day!.
When you first open wine, air is your friend!. It 'opens up' the wine and improves the flavor by allowing you to enjoy all the nuances!. After a day (sometimes less), air is your enemy and the wine start it's journey to becoming vinegar!.
2) Vacuum- this will get you 3 or 4 extra days!.
3) Argon gas- this will get you maybe a week!.
4) Using a smaller container with no space for air or gas- This is the big winner!. I have gotten a month from this strategy!. I have not tested for more than a month but have heard stories from people who claim several months!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Experts say that red wine will last 2 weeks this way!. Personally, I've had a bottle last for up to month!. I had one last 5 weeks, but it tasted a funny!. Still good, but definitely different than when I first opened it!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

i have had red wine last 2 weeks like thatWww@FoodAQ@Com

Three or four days max!.


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