Yes, red wine should be refrigerated to slow down the chemical processes that make wine go sour.
Not only should it be placed in the fridge…
But it should also be properly sealed again with the cork or screw top.
However, it isn’t necessary to immediately refrigerate red wine unless you’re positive that everyone’s had their fill.
Keeping it on ice or just on the dinner table is perfectly fine until guests are gone.
Refrigerating red wine is an important step in preserving the wine’s flavors so you can enjoy them another day.
If you’ve lost the cork or cap to the wine bottle, pour the leftover red wine into a mason jar and seal it tightly.
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