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WiB is an online community of wine enthusiasts. Join us and you will be able to Add, rate and recommend wines and wineries; Send and receive wine recommendations; Manage your wine collection and Create a wishlist of wines you want to try.


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  • Hi members:-)
    Can someone tell me, where I can buy wines from Starocel in Varna?

    07 Mar 2012 - Kai


  • We have (finally) added dessert and sparkling wines.

    07 May 2010 - demiro


  • New feature is added that allows you to add a website address in your profile. Now you can get some move visits for you blog or website.

    08 Jan 2010 - demiro


  • New "hi-tech" report for wines by price and search in the reading room and entities - now available.

    22 Apr 2009 - demiro


  • VINARIA 2009 is open from 18 till 21 of March. This is the International Exhibition of Vine-Growing and Wine Producing. We will be there. How about you?

    14 Mar 2009 - demiro


  • Don't miss our new Reading Room section in the main site menu.

    30 Jan 2009 - demiro

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How long will wine keep in an open bottle?
 From the Reading Room
How long will wine keep once the bottle has been opened? This may be the one wine question I hear most often; and the short answer, I'm afraid, is, "not very long." Wine, like fresh fruit, is perishable, and air is its enemy. Once you've taken out the cork and exposed the liquid to oxygen, it starts to deteriorate fast.

Wine shops sell a variety of preservation systems that suck the air out of opened bottles, but in my opinion, it's just about as effective simply to jam the cork back into the half-finished bottle. It will hold at room temperature for a day or two before its flavor starts to deteriorate seriously. Pop it in the fridge, and it might last for a week or more. Fortified wines like Port or Sherry may last a little longer, but much more than a week is pushing it.

Your best bet is simply to finish your wine within a couple of days ... use the leftovers for cooking ... or invite friends over to share.

One reassurance: Even if your wine gets too old to enjoy, it can't hurt you.