How To Store Wine, Whiskey and Other Beverages

written by Leroy Buliro 7th December 2017

Most beverages sold at vendors are usually sold at room temperature but should be stored in a cool, dark place or in a pantry while others ones refrigerated should also be refrigerated at home. Fluctuating temperatures can compromise the flavour. 


Below is a list of various beverages with the period and ways they should be stored when unopened and opened.



Beer, bottles and cans

Pantry: 9 months (unopened)

Refrigerator: 1 day (opened bottles)



Wine, red and white

Pantry: 1 year (unopened)

Refrigerator: 3 days (open)

Note: Applies to everyday table wines



Pantry: 2 years (clear spirits, such as gin and vodka), Indefinitely (brown spirits, such as whiskey and scotch)



Champagne and sparkling wine

Pantry: 1 year (unopened)

Refrigerator: 1 day (open)



Soda, bottles and cans


Pantry: 6 months (unopened)

Refrigerator: 2 days (open bottles)



Juice, freshly squeezed

Refrigerator: 5 days (unopened), 3 days (open)







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