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Fortified Wines: How Long to Safely Store?

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  • fzxdoc
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    Oops, I do have a Spanish sherry in with the liqueurs. Never thought about it going bad. I'll check the date. Thanks, Bkhuna .

    Kathryn

  • fzxdoc
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    Now I'll have that song going on in my head all day long, ComfortablyNumb .

    Bkhuna , I think it's just something like Taylor Dry Sherry.

    K.
    Last edited by fzxdoc; November 30, 2020, 06:51 AM.

  • Bkhuna
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    If you're buying sherry from Spain, it has an age statement on it. It will oxidize and get an off taste. You can't keep any type of wine indefinitely.

  • 58limited
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    I knew before I clicked the link what this was going to be.

  • ComfortablyNumb
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sJCYeG6be8

  • mgaretz
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    I keep port and sherry pretty indefinitely at room temp.

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  • rickgregory
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    PS: this will sound weird but you can freeze wine too. I'd not do it for anything I wanted to drink, but you can do it for cooking wine. But my overall rec would be to narrow down what you use to cook with - the subtleties don't matter, so.... 🤷🏼‍♂️

    PPS: DO leave headroom if yo undo this. Wine is mostly water and will expand as it freezes. No headroom = shattered bottle.
    Last edited by rickgregory; November 29, 2020, 02:10 PM.

  • rickgregory
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    This is correct. If you don't use the wines often, keep them in the fridge, too. Brandy etc will be fine. Madiera is preoxidized - it can't really oxidize more. I'd toss the port and other cheap stuff though. Just start over.

    Aside from refrigerating them, if you are down to about 1/2 of a bottle, decant the full bottle into a 375ml (half) bottle. Less air, less oxidation.
    Last edited by rickgregory; November 29, 2020, 01:35 PM.

  • Bkhuna
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    What kind of sherry do you use?

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  • SheilaAnn
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    I once forgots I had a bottle of roses lime juice in the back of the closet for years. Found it and you could have made a horror movie from what was growing in there.

    fzxdoc what the guys said above, taste it. I have similar bottles in our closet too, because it’s not like you use lots for any one dish, so they hang around a while. I always taste to make sure they are still good.

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  • Steve R.
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    ssandy_561, MD 20/20 should be discarded as soon as you get it home.

  • Attjack
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    I used a vacuum sealer and store my vermouths in the fridge. I also buy small bottles.

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  • HouseHomey
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    Never had that problem with my Thunderbird.

    Yeah, what they said. If need be, reduce it again with aromatics, herbs and home made beef stock and keep a “Mother.”

    I have a “Mother” lard that I use as well as some sort of “Pork Jus” thing.

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  • ssandy_561
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    MD 20/20 tastes awful when you first open it up. What’s it’s problem.

    lol

  • smokin fool
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    Agreed, your Asti Spumante will turn to Nasty Spitupi.

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