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Once open drink within 2 days...

#1
Ok looking a bottle of Pinot G that I opened about a month ago and it says on the back Once open drink within 2 days, how imporant is this? I feel a bit bad about pooring wine down the sink!
 
#2
linemanloz said:
Ok looking a bottle of Pinot G that I opened about a month ago and it says on the back Once open drink within 2 days, how imporant is this? I feel a bit bad about pooring wine down the sink!
Pour it down your neck then!
 
#7
blue_sophist said:
I work on the safe theory that a bottle, once opened, will be consumed within 2 hours, so the issue of "shelf life" never arises.
Well in normal situations I would apply this rule of thumb but it was opened when the misses was around which means:

1 1/2 glasses of wine + Nurse girlfriend = Only drinking being done was from the furry cup :thumleft:
 
#8
linemanloz said:
Ok looking a bottle of Pinot G that I opened about a month ago and it says on the back Once open drink within 2 days, how imporant is this? I feel a bit bad about pooring wine down the sink!
I rarely read wine unless looking for instructions on how to take the stains out. And I usually can't read them anyway as the bottle tends to shake too much.
 
#9
linemanloz said:
blue_sophist said:
I work on the safe theory that a bottle, once opened, will be consumed within 2 hours, so the issue of "shelf life" never arises.
Well in normal situations I would apply this rule of thumb but it was opened when the misses was around which means:
1 1/2 glasses of wine + Nurse girlfriend = Only drinking being done was from the furry cup :thumleft:
Serving Suggestion: take bottle with you to bed / garden shed / kitchen table. Have occasional swig to wash away the taste of Nursie. I have found that a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is particularly good to accompany Nursie, but it must be kept chilled.
 
#10
linemanloz said:
Ok looking a bottle of Pinot G that I opened about a month ago and it says on the back Once open drink within 2 days, how imporant is this? I feel a bit bad about pooring wine down the sink!
You have to drink champers within 2 hrs of opening, i have never let one go flat!! :drunken:
 
#12
Soo... how did it taste? (The wine I mean, not the nurse)

If it's been open a month it should have tasted like vinegar, looked like vinegar and perhaps been slightly fizzy. mmmm.
 
#13
duckiciao said:
Its wine, so it shud be ok for half a year as long as the cork has been in. Enjoy!
Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. After half a year this wine will be vinegar. The only way to preserve the life of wine after opening is to use a vacuum pump and seal - then keep in the fridge. This way it will keep for up to a week - but no longer! In fact, wine starts to deteriorate extremely quickly as soon as the cork is pulled - many young and fruity whites will lose their initial freshness and bouquet after only 30mins of opening. However, older reds from a decent vintage should be opened and carefully decanted an hour or so before drinking to allow them to "open up". They too, unfortunately, will deteriorate quickly after that.

I have never come across this problem before - the cork never goes back in a bottle in my house. You are clearly: a) a girl. b)homosexual.
 
#15
Clausewitz said:
duckiciao said:
Its wine, so it shud be ok for half a year as long as the cork has been in. Enjoy!
Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. After half a year this wine will be vinegar. The only way to preserve the life of wine after opening is to use a vacuum pump and seal - then keep in the fridge. This way it will keep for up to a week - but no longer! In fact, wine starts to deteriorate extremely quickly as soon as the cork is pulled - many young and fruity whites will lose their initial freshness and bouquet after only 30mins of opening. However, older reds from a decent vintage should be opened and carefully decanted an hour or so before drinking to allow them to "open up". They too, unfortunately, will deteriorate quickly after that.

I have never come across this problem before - the cork never goes back in a bottle in my house. You are clearly: a) a girl. b)homosexual.
I have a vacuum pump, does this mean my c0ck is going to stay fresh?
 
#17
[quote="sandmanfez] I have a vacuum pump, does this mean my c0ck is going to stay fresh?[/quote]
Yes. As long as you keep it in the fridge. I must caution that the vacuum pump theory only works if the goods were fresh in the first place - this may scupper your plans.
 

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