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Snooth User: Andrew Spark

unopened red wine and refridgeration

Posted by Andrew Spark, Apr 12, 2013.

Someone put unopened red wine in my refrigerator about a week ago.  Is it best if i just leave it in there now, or should I take it out and resume storing it at room temperature?


Reply by amour, Apr 12, 2013.

Use it up...consume it..enjoy!!!

It all depends..what wine exactly is it?

Cook with it....if it had been opened, it will eventually go off...when all depends on what wine it will most likely be O.K...what temp. is your refrigerator...some friends of mine  keep their reds in the cellar in England under the real controls... and the wines keep well..

Please specify the wine's details asap, so that we could expand and assist both you,and that person who left it there, and ultimately the poor old wine itself!

Cheers!  Drinking Chile...2010 Merlot 120 from Santa Rita Winery!

Not leaving my Merlot in any refrigerator!!!!

Reply by Andrew Spark, Apr 12, 2013.

Thank you for responding, Amour. 


It is Blueberry Pinot Noir, from the Murielle Winery in Clearwater, Florida. I'm not sure of the vintage, but it has three URLs on the label, so I venture to say its not from the 19th century.  :)

Reply by amour, Apr 12, 2013.

A Florida wine!!!

Try to use the wine as soon as you can.

A refrigerator is not ideal because of vibrations and also humidity levels are not appropriate.

Wine range is 45 to 50 F

2 days in the refrigerator at 38 F is long enough.

Let us see what others think about this matter.

Reply by GregT, Apr 13, 2013.

Blueberry Pinot Noir? Is it from blueberries? Or is it really a Pinot Noir?

Either way, if it's really made in Florida, cook with it or use it for a marinade. Or make a vinegar out of it.

Reply by EMark, Apr 13, 2013.

Andrew, it seems like you have something that not too many people have ever heard of.  It drove me to the Murrielle web site.  This is what I found about the Blueberry Pinot Noir:

Sideways meets the high bush country. One of our retail clients said this wine "Blue" her away, it was that good. We agree. The Pinot Noir is exactly as you would expect. A slight kiss of sweetness with a delightful nose of cherry and spice. the blueberry flavor is slightly understated, yet comes through softly and subtly. An almost perfect blend.  Will age well in the bottle.

Well it sounds like blueberry juice is blended with pinot noir juice.  It is not clear whether the blueberry juice is fermented or added after fermentation. 

I really don't think the refrigeration has affected it at all.  So, if you want to move it to your wine rack, there is noI am also not impressed with the winery's claim of ageworhiness.  I say open it up (take it right out of the fridge and open it up or let it warm up a bit--you decide) and try it.  If you don't like it, go ahead and use it for cooking.

If you do open it up, please come back here and tell us about it.

Reply by amour, Apr 14, 2013.

ANDREW SPARK, please drink/taste the BLUE!

It is not expensive, and it can be easily replaced.

And most important...we all want to know what it tastes like; so do you!

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