Proper wine storage is extremely imortant if you are interested in becoming a wine connoisseur. It can be a little challenging to keep wine in perfect conditions, but there is a lot you can do to help. The first thing you need to learn is the worst thing for any wine, be it red or white, is long exposure to air.
For anyone who seriously drinks and stores wine a wine saver kit
is a must have. After a bottle of wine is opened it is ideal to get it back into ideal conditions. Remember as soon as you open up the bottle, air is beginning to make chemical changes to your wine. By sucking out the air after you have poured your glass and capping it with a specialized stopper can slow down the wines demise to air.
The actual storage of the bottles of wine is extremely important also. The bottles of wine should always be placed so that the cork is covered by wine on the inside of the bottle. By keeping the cork moist it fits the bottle better and oxygen can’t get into the bottle as easily. There are a wide range of racks that can be at your disposal depending on your taste. You can find modern and artistic racks
to very traditional wine cabinets
very easily. Your bottles of wine are not going to stay chilled for serving with either of these two options though. It is better to keep your wine stored like this then it is if you had it sitting upright on your counter, but it is still not 100% ideal yet. I would recommend if you do keep your wine at room temperature you should purchase an automatic chiller
as this will save time in chilling the wine.
If you really want to keep your wine as close to perfectly as you can, you really want to invest in a wine cooler
. Wine is not only preserved better but it is at the optimal temperature for serving. You can fine models ranging from very basic to very advanced climate controled options. Try to purchase the best you can afford, you won’t regret it. To avoid getting expensive vinegar from expensive wine, care should be taken in the wines storage.
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