Curating a wine collection that is unique to your tastes is the beginning of becoming a wine sommelier. However, aside from selecting and purchasing wines, they also need to be stored safely. Wine can be stored properly for decades, increasing in value and quality during that time. But even the best wines can be ruined by bad storage. Wine storage under the stairs is a great idea for looking after your wine. Include a wine cooler model that fits in small spaces to keep your wine at the right temperature.
Wine cellar accessories include temperature control. The temperature may be the most crucial element affecting the quality of the wine that is being stored. Wine will deteriorate in temperatures that are either too warm or too cold. Consult the winemaker for recommended serving temperatures for particular wines. No matter the variety or label, wine should never be stored above 68 °F (20 °C), which can hasten age and destroy volatile components, or below 25 °F (-4 °C), which can cause the wine to freeze. Most significantly, you should maintain the wine storage temperature as consistently as possible: The cork may stretch and shrink due to temperature changes, allowing the wine to leak.
Protect from the light
For long-term preservation, light, especially sunlight, may be a challenge. UV radiation from the sun can deteriorate wine and cause early ageing. Labels might get worn by light. The wine itself won’t likely be harmed by light from domestic lamps. Although fluorescent bulbs do release extremely small amounts of UV light, incandescent bulbs may be slightly safer.
Store wine on its side
Wine should always be stored on its side if it has a cork, despite the fact that it would appear advantageous to stand a few bottles above your cupboard to conserve room. The cork may dry out during upright storage, which may result in oxygen exposure and damaged wine. Always keep the cork moist. Bottles are typically kept on their sides to keep the liquid up against the cork, which should, in theory, prevent the cork from drying out. This is optional if you want to drink the contents of these bottles soon to mid-term or if the bottles have an alternative closure.
You should make sure there are no vibrations wherever you put your wine. Avoid places like a closet next to a stereo or the laundry room. Even slight vibrations might cause the ageing process to be sped up and the wine to be ruined. Additionally, vibrations may prevent sediment from settling in the bottle, giving you an unappealingly gritty beverage. It’s also important to keep in mind that once the bottle is put in storage, you should wait to move it again until you’re ready to consume it. If you need to move it, do so as little as possible.
Storing wine correctly makes it possible to preserve your wine. Imagine opening a bottle from the year you tied the knot to commemorate your wedding anniversary. This would heighten the significance of the occasion for wine enthusiasts.