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TIPS FOR STORING WINE AT HOME

Before the Stay-home order, many of us rushed to the stores to stock up foods, toilet papers, and other necessity. I’ve seen many of my friends stock up wine as well. If you are a big wine connoisseur or just saving a few bottles to crack open on special occasions, it’s important to understand how best to store them safely until you’re ready to partake. Here are some suggestions!

Temperature

To ensure each wine bottle maintains the proper flavor and aroma, storing it at the correct temperature is essential. Regardless if it is red, white, or sparkling, storing your bottles at 53°F to 57°F is most ideal. Keeping your bottles in a room where the temperature is much warmer than that may cause the flavor to become flat. Keep your wine in the dark and away from direct UV rays as much as you can to protect the wine’s flavor.

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Moisture

Controlling the humidity in the room is important if you plan to store bottles more than a couple years. The ideal humidity for storage is between 50 to 75 percent and anything below that could cause the corks to dry out, letting air seep into the bottle. Home wine cellars are available in all price range. An investment in one of those is probably worth it if you are really into wine.

Home Wine Storage

Positioning

Generally, it is advised to store wine bottles on their sides. This allows wine to stay up against the cork which should aid in keeping it from drying out. However, if you don’t plan to store the wine for long or if the bottle has a screw top or plastic cork, this is not required for safe storage.

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Timing

Not all wine is designed to have a long shelf life or be aged. Make sure you know what the winemaker’s intention was for that particular bottle. It is always better to open it a little early and enjoy!

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