How can I keep my sparkling wine fizzy for multiple days?
March 13, 2014 7:41 AM Subscribe
I like sparkling white wine, but it always loses most of its fizz by the second day in the fridge. Silver spoons are bogus
, champagne caps are no more useful than the metal screw caps I put on, the vacuum pump
things actually make it worse (they're good for non-fizzy wine). What could I use to keep my leftovers (which vary in volume) fizzy?
posted by arnicae to Food & Drink (12 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I've been experimenting with various different options - right now the best I can do is putting part of the bottle in a smaller bottle (split, or just any old water bottle) and capping it tightly. What I'm trying to find is something that will work regardless of the volume of liquid or work to re-fizz-ify the wine later. The bottle I'm primarily getting has a screw top which holds a good seal.
Trying it with our Sodastream
produced predictable results - an avalanche of fizz (you're only supposed to use it with water). I tried it both with a small amount of wine and a larger amount, both times it overflowed the carafe. The tiny bit of liquid I salvaged was fizzy, though.
I tried this collapsible water bottle
- but the seal must not be perfect because the CO2 expanded the bottle. I tried the Fizz Keeper
with mixed results - the seal has to be absolutely perfect for it to work and I think it is counter productive because I have to pour it into a different bottle with a funnel for it to work. If it gets jogged in the fridge or is having a bad day, it doesn't work at all and you get 100% flat wine (even worse than just putting the cap back on).
Any other suggestions?