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How to Preserve an Open Bottle of Wine

How to Preserve an Open Bottle of Wine

12 tips to help make wine last longer

Maryse Chevriere

Sauvignon Blanc wine

I get this question so often that I am sort of shocked that I haven’t addressed it yet. It’s perhaps one of the best questions about wine, but its simple answer often gets obscured by marketing pitches designed to solve a problem that you probably don’t have.

Wine degrades, or oxidizes, due to the reaction between the delicate aromatic compounds in wine and oxygen. Heat speeds up these reactions. Excessive heat causes a whole slew of additional problems, but I’m making the assumption that you are careful enough not to cook your wine.

So how should you handle that bottle of wine you didn’t finish? Let’s explore your options.

Click here for the How to Preserve an Open Bottle of Wine Slideshow.

— Gregory Dal Piaz, Snooth


What's the best way to keep a bottle of wine chilled while traveling?

Hello there! I'm Dr. Vinifera, but you can call me Vinny. Ask me your toughest wine questions, from the fine points of etiquette to the science of winemaking. And don't worry, I'm no wine snob—you can also ask me those "dumb questions" you're too embarrased to ask your wine geek friends! I hope you find my answers educational, empowering and even amusing. And don't forget to check out my most asked questions and my full archives for all my Q&A classics.

I have a bottle of wine in the fridge, but I will be traveling with it for up to two hours. How do I keep it cold until I reach my destination?

If traveling with a cooler and some ice isn’t an option, there are freezable gel packs which you can slide over a bottle of wine that work to keep a bottle cold for a while. They’re pretty handy, and I have some friends that swear by them. There are also reusable freezable cooling packs that don’t necessarily fit around a bottle, but you could wrap the bottle inside a towel with a couple of those.

Another way to keep a bottle cool longer is to wrap it with a wet paper towel or tea towel and place it in the freezer for about 15 minutes—but only 15 minutes!

If the bottle isn't as cool as you wanted when you are ready to open it, just let it sit a few minutes in a bucket filled with ice and water for a superfast cool down.


What's the best way to keep a bottle of wine chilled while traveling?

Hello there! I'm Dr. Vinifera, but you can call me Vinny. Ask me your toughest wine questions, from the fine points of etiquette to the science of winemaking. And don't worry, I'm no wine snob—you can also ask me those "dumb questions" you're too embarrased to ask your wine geek friends! I hope you find my answers educational, empowering and even amusing. And don't forget to check out my most asked questions and my full archives for all my Q&A classics.

I have a bottle of wine in the fridge, but I will be traveling with it for up to two hours. How do I keep it cold until I reach my destination?

If traveling with a cooler and some ice isn’t an option, there are freezable gel packs which you can slide over a bottle of wine that work to keep a bottle cold for a while. They’re pretty handy, and I have some friends that swear by them. There are also reusable freezable cooling packs that don’t necessarily fit around a bottle, but you could wrap the bottle inside a towel with a couple of those.

Another way to keep a bottle cool longer is to wrap it with a wet paper towel or tea towel and place it in the freezer for about 15 minutes—but only 15 minutes!

If the bottle isn't as cool as you wanted when you are ready to open it, just let it sit a few minutes in a bucket filled with ice and water for a superfast cool down.


What's the best way to keep a bottle of wine chilled while traveling?

Hello there! I'm Dr. Vinifera, but you can call me Vinny. Ask me your toughest wine questions, from the fine points of etiquette to the science of winemaking. And don't worry, I'm no wine snob—you can also ask me those "dumb questions" you're too embarrased to ask your wine geek friends! I hope you find my answers educational, empowering and even amusing. And don't forget to check out my most asked questions and my full archives for all my Q&A classics.

I have a bottle of wine in the fridge, but I will be traveling with it for up to two hours. How do I keep it cold until I reach my destination?

If traveling with a cooler and some ice isn’t an option, there are freezable gel packs which you can slide over a bottle of wine that work to keep a bottle cold for a while. They’re pretty handy, and I have some friends that swear by them. There are also reusable freezable cooling packs that don’t necessarily fit around a bottle, but you could wrap the bottle inside a towel with a couple of those.

Another way to keep a bottle cool longer is to wrap it with a wet paper towel or tea towel and place it in the freezer for about 15 minutes—but only 15 minutes!

If the bottle isn't as cool as you wanted when you are ready to open it, just let it sit a few minutes in a bucket filled with ice and water for a superfast cool down.


What's the best way to keep a bottle of wine chilled while traveling?

Hello there! I'm Dr. Vinifera, but you can call me Vinny. Ask me your toughest wine questions, from the fine points of etiquette to the science of winemaking. And don't worry, I'm no wine snob—you can also ask me those "dumb questions" you're too embarrased to ask your wine geek friends! I hope you find my answers educational, empowering and even amusing. And don't forget to check out my most asked questions and my full archives for all my Q&A classics.

I have a bottle of wine in the fridge, but I will be traveling with it for up to two hours. How do I keep it cold until I reach my destination?

If traveling with a cooler and some ice isn’t an option, there are freezable gel packs which you can slide over a bottle of wine that work to keep a bottle cold for a while. They’re pretty handy, and I have some friends that swear by them. There are also reusable freezable cooling packs that don’t necessarily fit around a bottle, but you could wrap the bottle inside a towel with a couple of those.

Another way to keep a bottle cool longer is to wrap it with a wet paper towel or tea towel and place it in the freezer for about 15 minutes—but only 15 minutes!

If the bottle isn't as cool as you wanted when you are ready to open it, just let it sit a few minutes in a bucket filled with ice and water for a superfast cool down.


What's the best way to keep a bottle of wine chilled while traveling?

Hello there! I'm Dr. Vinifera, but you can call me Vinny. Ask me your toughest wine questions, from the fine points of etiquette to the science of winemaking. And don't worry, I'm no wine snob—you can also ask me those "dumb questions" you're too embarrased to ask your wine geek friends! I hope you find my answers educational, empowering and even amusing. And don't forget to check out my most asked questions and my full archives for all my Q&A classics.

I have a bottle of wine in the fridge, but I will be traveling with it for up to two hours. How do I keep it cold until I reach my destination?

If traveling with a cooler and some ice isn’t an option, there are freezable gel packs which you can slide over a bottle of wine that work to keep a bottle cold for a while. They’re pretty handy, and I have some friends that swear by them. There are also reusable freezable cooling packs that don’t necessarily fit around a bottle, but you could wrap the bottle inside a towel with a couple of those.

Another way to keep a bottle cool longer is to wrap it with a wet paper towel or tea towel and place it in the freezer for about 15 minutes—but only 15 minutes!

If the bottle isn't as cool as you wanted when you are ready to open it, just let it sit a few minutes in a bucket filled with ice and water for a superfast cool down.


What's the best way to keep a bottle of wine chilled while traveling?

Hello there! I'm Dr. Vinifera, but you can call me Vinny. Ask me your toughest wine questions, from the fine points of etiquette to the science of winemaking. And don't worry, I'm no wine snob—you can also ask me those "dumb questions" you're too embarrased to ask your wine geek friends! I hope you find my answers educational, empowering and even amusing. And don't forget to check out my most asked questions and my full archives for all my Q&A classics.

I have a bottle of wine in the fridge, but I will be traveling with it for up to two hours. How do I keep it cold until I reach my destination?

If traveling with a cooler and some ice isn’t an option, there are freezable gel packs which you can slide over a bottle of wine that work to keep a bottle cold for a while. They’re pretty handy, and I have some friends that swear by them. There are also reusable freezable cooling packs that don’t necessarily fit around a bottle, but you could wrap the bottle inside a towel with a couple of those.

Another way to keep a bottle cool longer is to wrap it with a wet paper towel or tea towel and place it in the freezer for about 15 minutes—but only 15 minutes!

If the bottle isn't as cool as you wanted when you are ready to open it, just let it sit a few minutes in a bucket filled with ice and water for a superfast cool down.


What's the best way to keep a bottle of wine chilled while traveling?

Hello there! I'm Dr. Vinifera, but you can call me Vinny. Ask me your toughest wine questions, from the fine points of etiquette to the science of winemaking. And don't worry, I'm no wine snob—you can also ask me those "dumb questions" you're too embarrased to ask your wine geek friends! I hope you find my answers educational, empowering and even amusing. And don't forget to check out my most asked questions and my full archives for all my Q&A classics.

I have a bottle of wine in the fridge, but I will be traveling with it for up to two hours. How do I keep it cold until I reach my destination?

If traveling with a cooler and some ice isn’t an option, there are freezable gel packs which you can slide over a bottle of wine that work to keep a bottle cold for a while. They’re pretty handy, and I have some friends that swear by them. There are also reusable freezable cooling packs that don’t necessarily fit around a bottle, but you could wrap the bottle inside a towel with a couple of those.

Another way to keep a bottle cool longer is to wrap it with a wet paper towel or tea towel and place it in the freezer for about 15 minutes—but only 15 minutes!

If the bottle isn't as cool as you wanted when you are ready to open it, just let it sit a few minutes in a bucket filled with ice and water for a superfast cool down.


What's the best way to keep a bottle of wine chilled while traveling?

Hello there! I'm Dr. Vinifera, but you can call me Vinny. Ask me your toughest wine questions, from the fine points of etiquette to the science of winemaking. And don't worry, I'm no wine snob—you can also ask me those "dumb questions" you're too embarrased to ask your wine geek friends! I hope you find my answers educational, empowering and even amusing. And don't forget to check out my most asked questions and my full archives for all my Q&A classics.

I have a bottle of wine in the fridge, but I will be traveling with it for up to two hours. How do I keep it cold until I reach my destination?

If traveling with a cooler and some ice isn’t an option, there are freezable gel packs which you can slide over a bottle of wine that work to keep a bottle cold for a while. They’re pretty handy, and I have some friends that swear by them. There are also reusable freezable cooling packs that don’t necessarily fit around a bottle, but you could wrap the bottle inside a towel with a couple of those.

Another way to keep a bottle cool longer is to wrap it with a wet paper towel or tea towel and place it in the freezer for about 15 minutes—but only 15 minutes!

If the bottle isn't as cool as you wanted when you are ready to open it, just let it sit a few minutes in a bucket filled with ice and water for a superfast cool down.


What's the best way to keep a bottle of wine chilled while traveling?

Hello there! I'm Dr. Vinifera, but you can call me Vinny. Ask me your toughest wine questions, from the fine points of etiquette to the science of winemaking. And don't worry, I'm no wine snob—you can also ask me those "dumb questions" you're too embarrased to ask your wine geek friends! I hope you find my answers educational, empowering and even amusing. And don't forget to check out my most asked questions and my full archives for all my Q&A classics.

I have a bottle of wine in the fridge, but I will be traveling with it for up to two hours. How do I keep it cold until I reach my destination?

If traveling with a cooler and some ice isn’t an option, there are freezable gel packs which you can slide over a bottle of wine that work to keep a bottle cold for a while. They’re pretty handy, and I have some friends that swear by them. There are also reusable freezable cooling packs that don’t necessarily fit around a bottle, but you could wrap the bottle inside a towel with a couple of those.

Another way to keep a bottle cool longer is to wrap it with a wet paper towel or tea towel and place it in the freezer for about 15 minutes—but only 15 minutes!

If the bottle isn't as cool as you wanted when you are ready to open it, just let it sit a few minutes in a bucket filled with ice and water for a superfast cool down.


What's the best way to keep a bottle of wine chilled while traveling?

Hello there! I'm Dr. Vinifera, but you can call me Vinny. Ask me your toughest wine questions, from the fine points of etiquette to the science of winemaking. And don't worry, I'm no wine snob—you can also ask me those "dumb questions" you're too embarrased to ask your wine geek friends! I hope you find my answers educational, empowering and even amusing. And don't forget to check out my most asked questions and my full archives for all my Q&A classics.

I have a bottle of wine in the fridge, but I will be traveling with it for up to two hours. How do I keep it cold until I reach my destination?

If traveling with a cooler and some ice isn’t an option, there are freezable gel packs which you can slide over a bottle of wine that work to keep a bottle cold for a while. They’re pretty handy, and I have some friends that swear by them. There are also reusable freezable cooling packs that don’t necessarily fit around a bottle, but you could wrap the bottle inside a towel with a couple of those.

Another way to keep a bottle cool longer is to wrap it with a wet paper towel or tea towel and place it in the freezer for about 15 minutes—but only 15 minutes!

If the bottle isn't as cool as you wanted when you are ready to open it, just let it sit a few minutes in a bucket filled with ice and water for a superfast cool down.


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