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What happens if wine gets too cold or too hot?

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rak64 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted September 1, 2013 at 10:08 AM via web

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What happens if wine gets too cold or too hot?

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orchid101 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted September 1, 2013 at 12:07 PM (Answer #1)

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Wine is an undistilled product of fruit juice fermentation brought about by yeast. The water of wine gets frozen and expanded, when wine gets too cold and it leads to the formation of tartrate crystal. As a result, a wine can cause the bottle to break. Also it can force the cork out of bottle and making the sound of shoot out. When the wine gets too hot it destroys many ingredients of fine wine. At 28 degree centigrade, the cork seal of the wine bottle gets broken pushing oxygen into the head space. At 30 degree centigrade the aroma of wine oxidizes and there is a loss of its brightness and there is a permanent loss of chemical nature.

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