Wine bottles and glasses are a common source of microbial contamination in the home, but a recent outbreak has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue a new guideline on how to safely remove them.
The agency says that removing the top of the wine bottle and cleaning the inside is the safest option for cleaning the bottle, but removing the lid is also the safest way to clean the inside.
The guidelines are based on an analysis of the data from a CDC study conducted in 2015.
The study looked at a number of factors that could potentially cause the bacteria to grow inside a wine bottle or glass: the bottle was not properly sealed, there was a lack of proper storage, or the bottle had not been washed or rinsed.
Here’s how to remove a wine glass bottle or wine bottle taker from the home: Remove the top edge of the bottle or tumblar and discard the rest of the contents.
This will help to prevent the wine from spreading and potentially spreading the bacteria.
To remove a glass bottle from the refrigerator: Place the bottle into the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
Rinse thoroughly with cold water and let the bottle cool completely.
Remove any remaining contents from the bottle with a soft brush.
Be careful not to scrape off any of the excess contents from within the bottle.
Place the bottle in a cool, dry place.
This allows the bacteria spores to get into the bottle and the bacteria bacteria to survive.
Remove the cap, and then the lid.
Clean the bottle completely with alcohol and water.
Apply a mild disinfectant to the bottle to help disinfect it.
To clean wine glasses and wine bottles, you can apply a mild soap and water solution to the top, and wipe the top and bottom of the glass with a paper towel.
Then, place the glass or tippler in a glass vial and cover the top with a cloth.
This ensures the bacteria won’t escape.
The safest way for you to clean a wine or glass bottle is to thoroughly rinse it out with cold, warm water and wipe it clean with a damp cloth, according to the CDC.
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