Fairfield West Cellars

Fairfield West Cellars's - Fairfield favourite liquor store. You can buy wine, champagne, sparkling wine, beer, cider and spirits online.

Open Monday-Saturday 9am - 8pm Sunday 10am - 6pm

Phone: 02 9724 5157

222 Hamilton Road Fairfield Heights, NSW 2165

Cellars bottle shop – How to identify a Bad Wine?

Cellars bottle shop ensure that your wine enjoys the best climate and milieu for staying fresh, however if a wine bottle is open for over a week, there are high chances of it going bad. However, there are certain exceptions to this rule, for example fortified dessert wines and others with 18+ ABV (Alcohol by Volume).
When a wine in a cellars bottle shop is past its prime, it begins to get cloudy leaving a film in the bottle. The oxidative stress in the wine is visible with its change of colour to a brown hue. With tiny bubbles, the wine would begin to taste oddly sour. The smell would be abrasive and sharp with medicinal aroma similar to a paint thinner or vinegar.
The change in smell is due to the chemical reactions because the wine was exposed to oxidation and heat which allows bacteria to grow. The end result of such chemical reactions is the production of acetic acid.