Introduction to the shelf life of wine
We all know that the longer the wine is, the more mellow it is, but there is a question here: Does the wine have a shelf life? If so, how long is the shelf life of the wine? Of course, there are many types of wine. Do all wines have an expiration date? Are you all curious too? So, let’s analyze the issue of the shelf life of wine for you!
“Shelf life” is literally the period during which the quality of an item can be guaranteed. As we all know, wine is alive, and good wine also has a process from youth, to maturity, to peak, and then to decline in the process of aging. In principle, wine is best consumed at its peak.
However, even in its decline period, the changes of wine are gradual, and it cannot be absolutely said that it cannot be drunk, but its quality is not good, or the taste is unpalatable, and people naturally don’t want to drink it anymore. The so-called “deterioration” is more often due to improper storage, which causes the wine to be rough or become sour, bitter and peculiar, or because of the oaky phenomenon.
Red wines are not always better with age. Vintage is a concept that expresses the quality of wine in that year. Wine is also an aging process in the bottle, and the preservation of wine is naturally related to the quality of wine aging in the bottle. The preservation of wine generally pays attention to several aspects: temperature, humidity, light and vibration.
The wine we drink now has a shelf life. In fact, these shelf lives are artificially stipulated. There are also fresh and aged red wines. The fresh type is generally full of fruity aromas. For example, Beaujolais can be listed in the same year. The aging type is generally rich in aroma and mellow, and the best drinking period varies with different wines, generally between 5-10 years. After 15 years, the wine is not good to drink.
The so-called wine has no shelf life is a misinformation. The longer the wine is in the wine kiln or oak barrels, the better, but after leaving the factory, the storage conditions are different from those in the wine kiln or oak barrels. In fact, there is a retention period.
The shelf life of beer is 3 months. After opening the bottle, it must be consumed on the same day; red wine and wine have a long shelf life, and some dry red wine can be stored for about 10 years; for white wine, it depends on the alcohol content and the manufacturer, the brand manufacturer produces Liquor above 40 degrees is not a problem if it is stored for a longer time. If it is a liquor produced by a small winery, some are mixed with spices, essences and alcohol, which cannot be drunk by itself, let alone the shelf life. The term “more fragrant with age” refers to the wine that is brewed and stored in sealed barrels, and the taste of the wine may become weaker after being bottled for a long time.
Liquor generally does not have a shelf life, but this does not mean that the longer the liquor is stored, the better. After 5 years of ordinary-flavor liquor, the taste will become weaker and the fragrance will weaken; Maotai-flavor aged liquor is a good wine, but it has a strong fragrance that has been stored for many years. Whether the wine is good wine is still inconclusive, and there is a big controversy; low-alcohol liquor, especially liquor below 32 degrees, the longer it is placed, the easier it is to cause performance changes.