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tommy24

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Can you store your wine in mason jars or does that not give a good enough seal?
 

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In my experience, and for other uses, Mason jars seal well. Perhaps too well for wine. A cork closure lets just enough air in the bottle so that the wine can age well.
 

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Can you store your wine in mason jars or does that not give a good enough seal?
IMHO, they seal well enough. The problem is eliminating enough of the volume of the headspace per unit volume of the wine. Something with a neck (wine bottle, carboy, demijohn) allows for a much smaller volume of air.
 

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While mason jar seals are fine for acidic things like tomato juice etc but I wonder if that is also true for wine which is acidic and has alcohol - would those two together degrade the seals or worse, taint the wine? Of course as Mhopkins states perhaps it possible to have too good of a seal as well.
 
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