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Does Wine Go Bad? An Explainer

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There are so many ways we examine wine to determine how good it is and how much better it could be with aging. Of course, gauging whether wine is good often leads drinkers to question if wine is, well, bad.

Spoiler alert: Yes, wine can go bad. Sometimes, it may even be bad before it went into the bottle. Here’s everything you need to know.

How Do You Know If Wine Has Gone Bad? 

Many things can happen, from the winemaking process all the way through bottling, that can trap off odors and flavors in the wine. Sometimes, a wine can turn to the dark side due to how it has been treated once off the shelf.  

What Happens If You Drink Expired or Bad Wine?

Don’t worry, it’s not like eating bad chicken or fish. You won’t end up with wine poisoning, just a disappointing drinking experience.

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