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Jul 7, 2013 02:45 PM

How to store white port?

I got a large bottle of white port for sangria, having never before purchased or used it. Am I supposed to store it in the fridge after opening? At this point, it's been open for a few days and I have not yet put it in there. Our fridge is tiny and the bottle is huge, so if the fridge is the only option I might just toss it.

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  1. I don't think you need to treat it differently than red port, I never used to put it in the fridge. I also have purchased sherry which does not require it to be in the fridge once opened.

    1. I would put it in the fridge - for no other reason that it tastes pretty good chilled

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      1. re: kagemusha49

        Doesn't that depend upon the White Porto?

      2. Can I ask you to name the specific White Port(o) in question? It actually *does* make a difference to my response.

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        1. re: zin1953

          I'm not at home, but I believe it's called Fairbanks? It's probably extremely cheap, I asked my friend to pick it up, and she was in the Bronx at the time so it was the only thing the random local liquor store had...

          1. re: arielleeve

            OK . . . so it's a California white port made by Gallo. It's NOT very good by itself, and -- sorry -- it really doesn't matter where you keep it, as long as it's somewhat cool and dark. In other words, it doesn't need to be in the refrigerator; the floor of a broom closet or pantry will be fine.

        2. I'd put it into a smaller container(s) and refrigerate it.

          1. "storing" a bottle of Gallo white port that's been open for several days? What possible purpose? Store it in the dumpster, sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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            1. re: TombstoneShadow

              Certainly one option, and one that I wouldn't personally going to disagree with. OTOH, it's probably indestructible, too!