CHEW ON THIS
Unsure whether the wine that’s been left in the fridge is still good to cook with? It’s more complicated than the old adage, if you wouldn’t drink it, don’t cook with it. While recorking and refrigerating can help preserve the beverage, mitigating oxygen, light and heat exposure, opened and refrigerated wine will only retain those precious volatile aromas and flavors for five days. The sparkling stuff is even more fickle, fizzling out after one to three days refrigerated. Heavily tannic reds will stay the longest. Drink up!