What if unopened wine gets warm?

Charley Gottlieb asked a question: What if unopened wine gets warm?
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Date created: Mon, Aug 2, 2021 9:56 AM
Date updated: Thu, Jun 30, 2022 7:54 PM


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Repeated temperature fluctuation is never good for any beverage, especially one as sensitive as wine can be, but as long as you aren't cooling the wine down too much, or taking it out of the fridge and placing it in a hot closet or garage, it should be fine when you finally get around to popping the cork.

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Probably not, but it may expedite the aging process, which becomes accelerated by exposing wine to higher temperatures. So, if a wine lives in an environment that’s too warm for too long, it will...

Light also harms wine, and glass amplifies the heat of the sun like a magnifying glass, so keeping bottles off sunny countertops is a good rule of thumb. When shopping for wine, stay away from...

  There is no real reason [a wine can’t be chilled and then warmed]as long as the change is not dramatic (wide temp swing, think 45 F-110 F!) or sudden (in 30 minutes!) there is no real reason to call a bottle “defunct” if it’s been chilled to serving temp from room or cellar temp even a few times.

Temperatures over 70 degrees for a significant amount of time can permanently taint the flavor of wine. Above 80 degrees or so and you are literally starting to cook the wine. Wine heat damage tastes unpleasantly sour and jammy…sort of like canned prunes. Heat can also compromise the seal of the bottle, leading to oxidization problems.

1. Cool, dark place, out of sunlight and heat No matter which type of one you have, unopened wines can safely sit at a cool, dry, dark place, protected from heat and lights. Exposure to heat and lights alter the flavor and aroma of your valuable wines.

When wine becomes too warm, it speeds up the chemical reactions of the wine and causes it to expand. The wine cooks and the flavor may taste like a flat stewed jam. Once you pop the cork, most wines go bad within a day or so.

I suspect that if the temperature's been very hot where you are, you'll notice the evidence. Heat causes liquid to expand, and this could force the cork upward and beyond the tip of the neck,...

While this won’t hurt your wine at all, you’ll need to warm it up before drinking so you can get the flu impact of its delicate flavors. Watch the Humidity Wine bottles sealed with traditional corks need some extra attention to last well in storage. Corked wine needs to be kept relatively humid so that the cork doesn’t dry out. If this happens, it will shrink and allow air and bacteria into the bottle, which will, in turn, lead to a very bad flavor as the wine turns to acetic acid and ...

Once I left a six-pack of the same wine in the trunk of my car for a few hours on a hot day similar to what you’ve described. Even though they were all exactly the same wine, some of the bottles were leaking by the time I got home, and when I opened them I could confirm the flavors were indeed cooked. Others didn’t show any sign of seepage, and I kept them in my cellar for years, where they aged beautifully.

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