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Making wine might be an old-fashioned tradition, but it’s all about the perfect chemistry, and the latest technology is helping vinters refine their process. Researchers at New Zealand’s Auckland University are developing sensors that could aid in winemakers getting the best wine possible as soon as they pick the grapes.
Auckland’s researchers have created carbon electrodes that can measure the amount of antioxidants, such as sulfur dioxide, in grapes. Snooth reports that these sensors could mean a more precise process “in which winemakers can constantly tweak antioxidant levels so their wines reach their full, expressive flavors.”
One of the researchers, Dr. Paul Kilmartin, says this technology would help ensure that grape oxidation is controlled right away.
Read more at Snooth
I know leftover wine is a foreign concept, but if you do have some left and you aren’t sure just how long you’ll have to drink it, The Savory has a handy guide detailing the length of time you have before wine is undrinkable.
According to The Savory, heavy red wines can last up to five days after opening the bottle. Light red wines last for about three days. Heavy white wines like chardonnay will last a bit longer than light-bodied white wines. Champagne and other sparkling wines need to be drunk within four hours of popping the cork. The higher the alcohol content in the wine, the longer you have before you really don’t want to drink it.