Never has there been such a demand for wine storage, as more age-worthy, investment grade wines become available. This is the best time for wine storing, so make smart purchases of wine to enjoy for the next decade and ensure they will fulfill their promise of greatness by caring for them in surroundings that will permit them to bloom. Effective storage can be acquired in three ways, buying wine racks, building a cellar, or letting the experts take over and rent a space in a storage facility.
A wine rack is most useful during the holidays, when you need to put away a few more bottles of bubbly than usual. Options in wine racks vary from simple variants of the wine crate to a hutch like wine locker with capacity for 24 or more bottles to a decorative wall rack system that holds hundreds of bottles.
How To Store And Care For Your Bottles
There are some things you need to know in order to store wine properly, no matter what designer system you have:
- Storage can be effectively done in any cool place less than 70 degrees, preferably around 55 degrees.
- Always lay bottles on their side or upside down so that the cork stays moist and sealed against the neck, thus avoiding oxidation, which will damage the wine.
- Avoid placing your wine rack in direct sunlight or other sources of ultraviolet light.
- Avoid placing your rack in vibration-prone areas in the home, such as near a washer, dryer or stairway.