What is the life span of re-corked or refrigerated wine?
Wine can last a while re-corked in the fridge or put into smaller containers that eliminate oxygen. I have kept white wine in the fridge for a couple weeks, and I have not found that they’ve gone off. In my house, red wine never sticks around that long. But if you only drink a glass or two on the weekends, I’d invest in a vacuum pump–available at wine merchants and some supermarkets. Vacuum pump the air out of the bottle and store it in the fridge. Take red wine out of the refrigerator on Thursday to enjoy it the following night. It’s good to remember that you’re never going to drink the same wine twice: too many flavor compounds are busy at work, changing, improving in many ways but then deteriorating once they’re exposed to air.