Expert QA

Simon Gault – How long does wine last?

Don't let a single drop of your finest tipple go to waste.

**After a recent dinner party, I had all sorts of wine dregs left over and it seemed really wasteful throwing them out. What fantastic things should I have done with them? And how long does wine last once it’s been opened?


Yes indeed, you should have done something. For a start, you could have frozen the various wines in ice-cube trays for future use in sauces or stews.

Fruit is lovely poached in wine, and my special favourites are apples and pears. A tablespoon of sparkling wine added to a simple two-egg omelette

can also yield stunning results. White wine should last about three days, and red wine may still be okay after a week.

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