STORING WINE FOR A FRIENDLY DEGUSTATION

 

 

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Let’s start with the basic recommendations imposed for wine storage, whatever the country, may it be tropical or not!

 

When you store your wine Keep it safe from light. As a good book, a good wine must be taking care of!

Make sure it’s safe from any vibration that would break molecules and damage its taste.

Avoid keeping it under your stairs, the doors which can occasionally get slammed, and places with people moving around as kid’s playroom.

Ensure your bottles are lying down, so wine stays in contact with its cork, and it doesn’t dry. A dry cork shrinks leaks and lets oxygen in and it will oxidize your wine. That’s also a reason to store it in a humid place (but not too much), 60% to 70% of humidity is usually ideal.

 

 

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After travel, leave it to rest for some time. The temperature must be constant, around 12°C if possible.

At home, choose a room with poor lighting like a cellar but not the one with your washing mashing making a crazy fuss every week! A room whith only one door so no air flow and very rare temperature variations.

Indoors, to enhance your storage conditions, you can make a honeycomb or square shelf, preferably with a brick material.

 

 

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Are you in a house with a cave or any underground? Perfect. Isolate a part of it, floor included, build a kind of closet and now you have the best place to store your wine. Don’t forget to add a ventilation system. For your shelf, choose square storage spaces that allow easier classification with labels.

Of course, an electric wine cave solves any storage issue, besides vibrations and light.

Finally, to be sure your wine is stored properly use a thermometer.

Being confident with your setup doesn’t exclude a little bit of control!

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