Keeping Drinks Fresh


ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — says Pinot Grigio is America’s favorite wine, and n-b-c states that Coca-Cola is America’s favorite soda. But enjoying these drinks in moderation can be difficult when they spoil and go flat within days.

You open it … drink a couple glasses … and then throw it away. Flat soda and spoiled wine are a waste of money. But what can you do to keep it fresh? The simplest trick for wine is to re-cork it and put in the fridge. To keep it extra fresh, use a wine saver that removes air from the bottle, or try argon spray, which replaces the oxygen in the bottle. And for true wine enthusiasts, the Coravin lets you try the wine without ever popping the cork. For soda lovers, keep it cold to prevent a flat taste. When half of your bottle is empty, squeeze the rest of the air out of it to increase the amount of pressure and decrease the amount of carbon dioxide escaping. Or try the “fizz keeper”, which is used to preserve the carbonation in soft drinks.

It’s easy to tell when soda goes flat, but it’s not always easy to know when wine has gone bad. The wine may appear cloudy and leave a film in the bottle, or start to turn brown. It will have a sharp, sour taste similar to vinegar, and also smell sour. It depends on the type of wine, but most bottles will last three to five days before spoiling … even champagne!

Contributors to this news report include: Hayley Hudson, Producer; Jesse Draus, Videographer and Editor.

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