Not all wine can be stored after you open the lid. If it has been in contact with air for too long or the cork cover has been damaged, the liquid inside will change and may not be consumed. What if you drink it? In some cases, you may feel nothing, but the wine is not delicious anymore. For some people, it makes them feel stomachache. How to know if your wine is still good or not? Here are some signs that might indicate that wine should no longer be consumed based on research.
You don’t smell the typical aroma of wine
If the wine smells moldy or resembles a stuffy room, wet cardboard, or vinegar, then the wine is not good. If it smells like raisins also indicates that the wine is bad. Of course, you have to know the original aroma of wine before so you can distinguish the good ones and the bad ones. If the typical aroma has changed, the wine is tasteless.
Red wine tastes sweet
If a red wine has a distinctive aroma or tastes like a sweet dessert wine, then red wine has been exposed to excessive heat so it is not good to consume. You should not drink this kind of wine because it can make you sick.
The cork lid is pushed out of the bottle a little
If the cork of the wine bottle comes out a little, it indicates that the wine is warming and expanding in the bottle. Then, it will cause red wine to become taste sweet. You should not drink it to avoid health problems.
It looks like brownish wine
Red wine turns brown, showing that the liquid has passed its best time. White wines that have changed to a darker color such as yellowish or brownish have usually been oxidized excessively. This can be dangerous for your body because it has changed its taste and colors.
It tastes like chemical substance
If you detect the scent of astringent or alcohol, wine is no longer good. Wine with fake fruit content will taste hoarse, taste astringent, or have a slight taste of paint thinner which indicates the wine is not good for a drink. It is not only bad for your stomach, but it also does not have its original taste anymore. It means that the wine tastes awful and makes you sick.
It tastes like soda flavor
If the wine tastes soda (not for sparkling wine), it might have gotten worse. Sparkling wine (effervescent) means that it has undergone a second fermentation after being packaged in a bottle. You should not drink it. If you drink this wine, then it probably can cause some issues with your digestion.
Finally, those are some signs of wine that you should not drink anymore. If you are a wine lover, then you should be able to distinguish between the good one and the bad one. Always check the actual aroma and color of the liquid because just checking the cork won’t determine whether the wine is bad or not.