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Refrigerating Wine

Is it better to leave a bottle of white wine in the fridge if it isn't consumed (i.e. at a dinner party), or should it be put back into storage?
Answer From Expert Roger Bohmrich MW

Any opened wine will deteriorate once opened, and whites, especially lighter ones, tend to lose their fruit quickly. The best approach is to drink the bottle within a couple of days and keep it refrigerated.

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Roger has enjoyed a lengthy career in the wine trade as an importer and retailer, and at present he is an educator, speaker and consultant. He set up and managed Millesima USA, a New York merchant affiliated with a leading European company. Previously, he served as senior executive of importers Frederick Wildman & Sons. In recent years, Roger has judged wine competitions in Argentina, Turkey, Portugal, China and the U.S. Roger is one of America's first Masters of Wine.

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