Wine 14

"Decanting" Rieslings.

budnball | Aug 23, 201301:37 PM

I have been on a Riesling kick this summer and have run into a small issue. Most Riesling bottles are taller than the standard wine bottle of Chards/Pinot or Cabs/reds. This means that after opening, if I don't finish the bottle, those with corks will not fit in my fridge, standing up. At first I would just cut the corks down to size, but it made them hard to remove again. So my new way is to keep a rinsed and clean screw-top bottle at the ready and opening, I will transfer into this bottle. I am not buying for the cellar but for quick drinking and a bottle may last 3-4 days in my fridge. Am I losing or gaining anything with this decant for room?

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