Storing Red Wine

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    Every time I buy a bottle of red wine, it gets really vinegarish/sour, almost overnight. Should I store it in the fridge? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Are you saying 'after' you open it, it becomes bad overnight?

    After it's open, re-cork unused portion and stick it in the fridge.

    Unopened:

     
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    'after' you open it? Drink it all problem solved. No? Cork it then in the frig.:D
     
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    Ah. So I guess in-the-sunlight-and-next-to-the-microwave-for-a-month is a bad place to store it?
     
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    cool dark place......not fridge...too cold
     
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    Pffffffffttt, is not! Then again once opened it really should be consumed in total. Hrs later no matter how you save it, it won't be the same.
     
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    Where should I store wine after it is opened?


    A re-corked, leftover bottle of red or white wine can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 — 5 days without compromising its flavor.
    Just take the red wine out of the refrigerator to let it come up to room temperature before drinking. A tightly corked leftover bottle of Champagne/sparkling wine can also be kept fresh in the refrigerator for 3 - 5 days.

    How long will an open bottle of wine keep?


    Longer than you may think. Don’t throw it away! Re-cork the wine (if you’ve thrown away the cork use plastic wrap and a rubber band). An open bottle of red or white wine will keep in the refrigerator for 3 — 5 days. A bottle of Champagne/sparkling wine (tightly recorked) will also keep for 3 — 5 days in the refrigerator.
    http://www.supermarketguru.com/page.cfm/page.cfm/310

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    i use a vacum pump cork and lay it down again in my wine rack....
     
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    I understand that pretty effective.
     

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