If you’ve ever left an inexpensive bottle of wine uncorked on the counter overnight and made the mistake of taking a swig the next morning, you’ve met our friend Oxidation. Oxidation hates wine and fun, doing everything in its power to make sure you enjoy your wine within a limited time frame before it gets turned to vinegar. Refrigeration slows this process but doesn’t stop it.
Chilled wine will typically keep for a few days while it slowly loses complexity and character. You could keep it around for longer, but that’s up to personal taste.