Preserving the Quality of Opened Wine Bottles

Wine enthusiasts know that enjoying a bottle of wine is often a delightful journey. Whether it's a special occasion or a casual evening, opening a bottle of wine can be a moment of celebration. However, what happens when you can't finish the entire bottle in one sitting? We know the thought of wasting that precious wine can be disheartening! That's where wine fridges come to the rescue, ensuring that you can preserve the quality of opened wine bottles for an extended period!

The Importance of Proper Storage:

When you open a bottle of wine, it's exposed to oxygen, and this exposure can lead to the wine's deterioration. The flavours can change, and the wine can lose its charm over time. To counter this, wine fridges provide a controlled environment that keeps your opened wine fresh, allowing you to enjoy it days or even weeks after opening!

Ideal Temperature and Humidity:

Wine fridges are designed to maintain a stable and consistent temperature, typically between 13°C and 18°C, which is ideal for most wines. This temperature range slows down the oxidation process, preserving the wine's flavours. Additionally, wine fridges control humidity, preventing corks from drying out and allowing a secure seal. 

Tips for Using Your Wine Fridge for Open Bottles:

Re-cork Carefully: After opening a bottle, recork it carefully to minimise the wine's exposure to air. A vacuum pump can help remove excess air from the bottle.

Label and Date: Clearly label the wine bottle with the date it was opened. This helps you keep track of how long it's been stored.

Store Upright: For opened bottles, it's best to store them upright to minimise the surface area in contact with air.

Choose the Right Temperature: Different wines have different ideal serving temperatures. Ensure that your wine fridge is set to the right temperature for the wine you're storing.

Keep It Odour-Free: Make sure there are no strong-smelling items in the wine fridge, as wine can absorb odours easily.

Regularly Check the Seal: Ensure that the wine fridge door seals properly to maintain a consistent environment.

Enjoy Your Wine: Remember that wine fridges are not just for preservation; they're also for convenience. Enjoy your opened bottles at your leisure.


By following these tips and using a wine fridge to store your opened wine bottles, you can extend the lifespan of your wine and enjoy it as it was meant to be, even days or weeks after opening! Grand Cru Wine Fridges provides the perfect solution for wine enthusiasts who value every drop and savour the moments that each bottle brings.

Our Little Cave 2 Bottle Wine Preserver and Chiller is the perfect way to enjoy any open bottle of wine for days. Or if you’re after something a little bigger for your brilliant collection, explore our entire range of Wine Fridges here