Wine Oxidization and barrels via /r/wine

Wine Oxidization and barrels

So I know wine starts to slowly turn to vinegar after you open it because air can get in…

Well, I have a barrel like this

full of port. I want to be able to drink SOME without the whole thing starting to go bad. Currently, it's completely full, no air. If I open the tap, only tiny tiny bits leak out, you have to open the bung at the top to allow for a steady stream, but that means when I close it, there will be oxygen in the barrel. Has anyone ever used one of these barrels and stored wine half full?

Submitted May 23, 2017 at 03:50PM by Bior37
via reddit


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