It sounds like a question that only a lunatic would ask, but believe it or not there are quite a few people who have made this mistake. Wine should be stored at room temperature and never in the fridge. When you put red wine in the fridge, it changes the chemical structure of the wine as well as its flavor.
It can lead to some pretty unsavory results. In fact, this is what will happen when you accidentally put red wine in the fridge
What is the chemical structure of red wine?
The chemical structure of red wine is very complex because the various types of grapes that make red wine can affect the result. White wine is made from grapes grown specifically for that wine, and it will have a similar chemical structure.
Some varieties of red grapes, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir are more commonly used for red wines, but different types of grapes can be used to make red wine. How the difference in color and flavor in wine happens?
White and red wines are made by taking the juice from grapes that have been left on the vine to ferment. The grapes are then mixed with yeast and yeast and oxygen are introduced to the mixture to cause the fermenting process to begin.
How does it change when you put it in the fridge?
Well, to begin with, the smell of a fine wine will be slightly different when you buy it fresh from the vineyard. The aroma that you associate with a wine at that moment can change dramatically once it reaches your refrigerator. The same goes for the taste. The sugar content in the wine will cause it to taste a bit more sweeter in the fridge, which many people tend to enjoy.
However, the color of the wine will most definitely change as well. The body of the wine will get very dark, almost to the point of becoming a very dark brown. This will not only be unattractive, but it can also lead to the wine losing its bouquet completely. Even worse is the fact that when the bouquet is lost, you might end up with a very bland taste. This is where the worst part comes in.
What happens to the taste of red wine when you put it in the fridge?
When you put red wine in the fridge, the alcohol turns into a more water-based substance and it’s less acidic. It’s also more stable which means that it will last longer. The taste of the wine, however, will change. It will be sweeter and more tart, which is why red wine should never be stored in the fridge. This is why you should always keep red wine in the fridge when you’re not drinking it.
How long does red wine last in the fridge? When it’s out of the refrigerator, red wine will keep for two to three days. When it’s in the fridge, it will last for up to three weeks. That’s a pretty long time, but don’t put it in there for too long or else you might get some weird tasting wine.
Why should I store my wine at room temperature?
Wine is a fruity and floral beverage with notes of vanilla and spicy notes and should be enjoyed in its purest form. In order to get the most out of it, wine needs to be stored at room temperature. However, if you enjoy drinking red wine, you can do it and feel good about it knowing that you’re not doing something that is negatively impacting the taste of your wine.
The weird thing is that most people don’t realize that red wine tastes different when it is stored in the fridge. So if you don’t want the wine to go bad, don’t put it in the fridge, and if you do put it in the fridge, then you can be sure that it will be fine, but this should go without saying.