Aging Your Wine

“Just like fine wine, you only get better with age.” Ha! We’ve heard that smart compliment before…or is it really even a compliment? Have you ever really evaluated that statement and though “does wine really get better with age?” Many people are die-hard believers of the statement because they’ve heard so many people say that, but we want to show you the facts, so that you can make your own decision on it. The facts are that all wines are different in relation to aging. They don’t all age at the same rate and they don’t all have the same life cycle. In actuality, most wines that you purchase on the market, should be used immediately or shortly after – in no more than a couple years probably. White wine tens to have a shorter lifespan than red wine, but over time, both types reach their climax and then they start to die away. In wine aging, the vivid fruit and acids become more mellowed aledhydes and tannins. Unfortunately, this near-perfect state doesn’t last for long. The continuance of aging causes the fruits to wane, the body to thin out and the taste to deteriorate, due to oxidation. Many wines just lose their essence after a number of years have passed and there’s nothing much left to enjoy. Now, we’re not saying that this is the case with all wines, because some wine gets better with time, especially if they’re red wines. However, that all depends on you and your preferences in wine. We advise that get some advice about your wine’s lifespan before you decide to lock it up for the next century. We can offer you professional grade wine storage for your wine collection and we can also get advice about storing your wine at home. Give us a call to discuss the climate controlled and secure wine storage options we have available to keep your fine wines safely stored in our wine storage facility in New Jersey.



Highlands Wine & Self Storage in Franklin, NJ, meet the Owners Jonathan & Allison Brett