How long is an open bottle of white wine good for?

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 3
2778 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

@MrsGatito:  After a month I wouldn’t serve it to guests. I’d probably try drinking it myself, though. Otherwise, you could maybe use it to make a homemade salad dressing, or put it in a main dish or something?

Post # 4
2390 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@MrsGatito:  Ugh.  No.  An open bottle of wine (that hasn’t been vacuum sealed again) is only good for 2 days, MAYBE 3.  Please don’t serve this or drink it yourself.  The only thing it MIGHT be good for at this point is vinegar for a salad dressing.

I think I’d just pour it out.

Post # 5
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@MrsGatito:  No way, I would toss it.  If mine isn’t gone within a week or so (very, very rare) I get rid of it.  Taste it first, but I can’t imagine that it will be good.  You can cook with it like the PP said, or make salad dressing. 

Post # 6
12262 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

You could probably cook with it, but I wouldn’t serve it by itself!

Post # 7
4 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

No way!!! I wouldnt go past 2 days!! 

Post # 8
8976 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Well it wouldn’t hurt you or anything but I’m guessing it’s not going to taste the same.  I wouldn’t serve it, but you can certainly try a taste to see how it is if you want.  Usually the rule is 3 days though I think some might last up to a week.

Oh, don’t throw it out though, I’d save it and use it to cook with.

Post # 9
3701 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

No, don’t drink it.  And invest it a vacuum sealer if you don’t normally drink a whole bottle at once.  I have a cheapo one since my husband doesn’t drink wine, so I’ll have a bottle open for a week or so before I finish it. 

Post # 10
7410 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

probably last a week.  you can taste it and drink it your self.

why don’t you cook with it and use it in whatever dish you are going to serve to your guests.

Post # 11
13744 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Agreed with PP, after a week it’s nasty (I’ve tried).  I try to drink up a bottle within 2-3 days max.




Post # 12
2508 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MrsGatito:  Usually I’ll drink it up to 2 weeks after it’s opened if it’s been in the fridge with a topper in it. I usd to have a vacuum sealer but I really didn’t notice any difference with it. However, I am fully aware that generally wines “go bad” within a few days of opening so I would never serve it to anyone else.. I just don’t care that much about my food/drinks being past expiration unless they taste funky… 

Post # 13
1221 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

What is left over wine?

Post # 14
1312 posts
Bumble bee

The opened wines last for months in my fridge (since it’s fermented, after all), but I only use them to cook with.

Post # 15
5664 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@shortie1848:  BAHAHAHA

My rule on wine is its good until it tastes or smells bad. A month is a pretty long time, even for white, which lasts a lot longer in the fridge than red

Post # 16
12479 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

2-3 days.  If it’s up to a week old, it’s usually okay to cook with.  More than that and it’ll start turning.

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