Whether you are new to wine or a connoisseur, it is good to know the signs of when a bottle has turned bad. They are subtle, but if you study the information presented here then you won’t have to guess next time you come across a half-consumed bottle.

Many of us have heard that wine eventually turns into vinegar if left out too long. But it turns out that it will not truly turn into the same kind of vinegar that you might use on salads, for example. Still, you will want to observe for changes (as outlined below) to avoid that acetic acid concoction.

Have you ever wondered which wines go bad the fastest? It turns out that boxed wines age more quickly than bottled wines, and the type of seals don’t make a difference (real cork vs fake cork vs screw tops).

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