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How long does an opened bottle of wine last in the fridge?

How long does an opened bottle of wine last in the refrigerator? (Simply plugging the cork back in that is, and not using any vacuum contraption.)
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Is there a universal resource to decipher beer production codes?

When I go buy my beer, I will always look for the some sort of date indicating when it expires, or when it was bottled, or something of that sort. Occasionally, I run into undecipherable codes ...
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Are Hitachino's beers characteristically really heavily carbonated?

I recently picked up a bunch of bottles of what seemed like interesting brews from Hitachino, because I was interested in exploring some Japanese beers. However, more than anything, I've found both to ...
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Is there anything I can do short of leaving a glass out on the counter to mitigate overcarbonation?

I recently picked up a bunch of bottles of what seemed like interesting brews from Hitachino, because I was interested in exploring some Japanese beers. Unfortunately, the first two bottles I've ...
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How much fermentation happens post-bottling in a UFO?

In Harpoon's UFO series (and other related products from other companies), the beer is bottled unfiltered, so some of the yeast carries over into the bottled beer. As long as the beer is kept in a ...
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What can I do to prevent beer staling in a keg being pushed by air?

On a private party or picnic when we use hand pump to push beer out of a keg the beer can relatively quickly get stale. What can be done to keep the beer in a good quality for as long as possible? I ...
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How can I tell whether a beer will improve with age?

Most mass-market beers come with expiration dates, and cease to be good for drinking if too much time has passed since they were brewed, even if they've been stored in unopened containers and good ...
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How can I prolong the life of beer in a growler?

Beer in a growler typically lasts for 24 hours or less, depending on how full the growler is, how many times it's opened over that period of time, and how efficient the seal is on the lid. Are there ...