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Carl Walton

Owner & primary writer on PinotSquirrel.com. It is my goal to bring you the most useful and actionable guidance about wine storage there is online. I consult with industry experts to bring you only what you need to know.

Should Wine Touch the Cork During Storage? Only the Facts

When it comes to storing wine and whether the cork needs to be in contact with the wine, everyone seems to have their own set of opinions. Some might say it’s an absolute must to lay the wine on its side for cork contact, while others believe this is a myth that shouldn’t be taken …

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Wine Refrigerators for Beer & Food Storage: Good Idea?

Wine is one of the most common adult beverages in the world! If you enjoy wine, then a wine fridge or cooler as they are commonly known is a worthwhile investment. They store your wine at the optimal temperatures to keep them at the highest quality. However, wine fridges can do so much more than …

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Does a Wine Decanter Need a Wine Stopper? Complete Breakdown

So you’ve been searching for a wine decanter and see that some come with stoppers and some don’t, and now you don’t know which one you should buy. Admittedly, selecting the right decanter for your wine and making the decision about a stopper can be a tough one. So, does a wine decanter need a …

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Can You Freeze Boxed Wine? What to Do with Excess Wine

Storing wine in the refrigerator is known to be better than just leaving it on the counter, but is it okay to freeze your boxed wine? If you bought your boxed wine on sale, you might have bought more than you need and want to freeze the excess until a later date. Or maybe you …

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How Long Organic Wine Lasts Once Opened: Facts & Tips

You’re ready to enjoy that glass of red organic wine you’ve been saving, but when you take a sip the bitter taste hits you like a mountain of paperwork. We’ve all been there before but it begs the question: how long does organic wine last once it’s been opened? How long does organic wine last …

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Can (Should) You Store Opened Wine in Mason Jars?

Whether you are storing leftover wine or your brew, there are many methods out there for storing wine. Some of them work better than others, but mason jars will be the focus of this article. Determining how long you can store leftover wine in a mason jar varies. Mason jars are not a fool-proof method …

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How Long Does Wine Take to Freeze? + My Own Experiment

Most people understand that wine should never be frozen but stuff happens. But determining how long it takes to freeze wine can make a big difference and could help you save your wine before it hardens solid. Plenty of wine bottles are forgotten in the freezer or left out in the car overnight during a …

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How to Store Unopened Red Wine the RIGHT Way(s)

Knowing how to properly store unopened red wine can help you better manage your wine and provide a much richer experience when you finally pop the cork. Storing red wine right can prevent damage, enhance the notes and complexity of your wine, and help it age gracefully for a much richer experience. Proper red wine …

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