Does Chardonnay Go Bad?

Yes! All wine, including Chardonnay, has the potential to go bad under some circumstances.

An opened bottle, a dry cork, or aging too long can make Chardonnay taste much less fresh than it’s supposed to.

Fortunately, when wine goes bad, it won’t hurt anything except perhaps your taste buds and evening plans.

Its alcohol content and lack of sugar prevent any harmful bacteria from forming.

Chardonnay can last up to 5 days after it is opened.

If it is a sparkling Chardonnay, your best bet is to consume it that day or at least by the next day.

The reason why is because sparkling wine has the shortest window of drinkability among wines.

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