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How to Store Wine(Part 1)

Jul. 22, 2020

If you like wine, collecting your favorite wine bottles at home is a breeze.

If you have more than a few bottles of wine in your collection, proper wine storage is essential. It’s one thing to leave a bottle of wine in the refrigerator for a few days before opening it, but a case or more of wine means you won’t drink it right away. To ensure the taste of your wine when you finally open the cork, you need to consider your long-term storage system.

There are many factors that affect wine flavor and aroma. Whether you like Champagne or Bordeaux, here are what you need to know to make the most of your wine cellar.

Components of the perfect wine cellar

Traditionally, storing wine means storing it in an underground cellar, or in a cave-like a cave. The underground temperature is relatively constant because the earth is a huge insulator. It happens that in most places, the average underground temperature is between 52 and 62 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the best temperature for storing wine.

In addition, cellars and caves tend to be slightly humid, and humidity levels tend to remain constant throughout the year. Another thing about the cellar? They are dark. Traditional wine cellars completely block sunlight from entering the bottles.

Glass Wine Bottle

Temperature

The ideal temperature for wine storage is 55 degrees Fahrenheit. This is much lower than room temperature, so if you do not drink red wine for a day or two, you should consider moving them to a cool place. Note that the storage temperature is different from the drinking temperature. For red and fortified wines, the temperature is usually much higher.

This relatively cool temperature can slow down the aging process of various wines. Wine, like other organic compounds, will eventually rot. Cool temperatures can slow down the growth of bacteria and keep the wine as good as possible. Most wines on the market today are drunk shortly after being sold, so delaying the aging process means you will get the taste and aroma you expect.

Maintaining a constant temperature is the key. Even if your storage area is a few degrees higher or lower than the recommended 55 degrees, if you avoid temperature fluctuations, you will get good results. This is because the humidity fluctuates as the temperature rises and falls, so your ability to control other important storage issues is reduced. Therefore, the wine refrigerator is the best choice for storing wine. Modern basements aren’t the same as grottoes with dirt floors, after all. It is very likely that your wine cellar has a high temperature and good lighting, which means it will not work as a real dedicated wine cellar. The wine cooler solves this problem, allowing you to choose your temperature setting and walk away knowing that your wine is protected.

The above information is provided by the wine bottle factory.