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    We opened a decent bottle of red wine Wednesday night w/ dinner. The half full bottle got left out on the counter sans cork. It's now Friday night. Should we finish it with dinner?
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    Drink it - it won't taste much different
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    Drink it - it wont be great, but wont be awful either
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    Drink it - it'll taste awful, but it'd be a shame to see $8 go down the drain
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    Drink it - make sure you have plenty of fresh TP handy for later
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  • #2
    Re: Should we drink it?

    Shouldn't be anything wrong with it.
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    • #3
      Re: Should we drink it?

      use it to cook with if your not sure

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      • #4
        Re: Should we drink it?

        It depends on the quality of the wine. Thats a pretty long time for a wine to be opened. I would guess its oxidized..

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        • #5
          Re: Should we drink it?

          Probably not going to task very good.



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          • #6
            Re: Should we drink it?

            It is/was a nice ($17) bottle of cab-sav my parents brought over... (the second of two actually - we finished the first bottle properly)


            oxidized you say? i know what that does to iron, but not wine.

            ok.. added a poll :D

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            • #7
              Re: Should we drink it?

              Just drink it. Don't let it go to waste. It is $8 after all. Or just drink some more alcohol beforehand, and then you won't really care what it tastes like.

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              • #8
                Re: Should we drink it?

                Cab Sav is a red wine which you do NOT refrigerate so drink it and enjoy my friend!
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                • #9
                  Re: Should we drink it?

                  Originally posted by WhiskeySix View Post
                  It is/was a nice ($17) bottle of cab-sav my parents brought over... (the second of two actually - we finished the first bottle properly)


                  oxidized you say? i know what that does to iron, but not wine.

                  ok.. added a poll :D
                  When wine oxidizes, it turns into vinegar; hence, red wine vinegar. But it won't do it after just 2 days. You can make homemade wine vinegar by opening a bottle of wine and letting it sit for a few weeks.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Should we drink it?

                    But that takes a while.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Should we drink it?

                      Originally posted by sordavie View Post
                      When wine oxidizes, it turns into vinegar; hence, red wine vinegar. But it won't do it after just 2 days. You can make homemade wine vinegar by opening a bottle of wine and letting it sit for a few weeks.
                      Probably not completely, but enough to taste different. He left it uncorked the whole time which increases the chance that it will be unpleasant.



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                      • #12
                        Re: Should we drink it?

                        It will taste fine. DId you put the cork in to seal it off half way. The worst that could happen is it would taste a bit different but no harm to you
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                        • #13
                          Re: Should we drink it?

                          Like Browna says, use it to cook something nice if you're worried about the taste.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Should we drink it?

                            What you will typically see in oxidized wine is that there will no longer be any fruit flavors left. Your probably left with a wine that is out of balance. There will be tannins, alcohol and acidity left thats about it. It will start to taste similar to sherry.
                            I voted for not drinking it but you never know.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Should we drink it?

                              whiskey cook with it, add it to a spaghetti sauce it's taste delicious if you let it simmer for about 10 minutes.

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