Things You Should Not Do When Storing Wine

Storing your wine isn’t like storing a regular bottle of liquor. There are some things that you should not do when it comes to properly storing your wine bottles. You may not have the best place to store your wine bottles, which is most likely a wine cellar, so you should figure out another area to safely store your wine. You need to be really careful, though. Many of the things that people tend to do, include things that cause your wine to turn out mediocre. These are things that you should not do when you’re storing wine. We’re going to show you some of what you’re doing wrong. • You should not keep your wine in the refrigerator for long periods of time, because the temperature is too cold and that can alter the wine’s quality. It removes the wine’s humidity as it cools it. The only refrigerator you should ever put your wine in, is a wine refrigerator. • You should not keep your wine on top of your refrigerator either. That’s because of the vibrations and the heat that it gives off, which causes the wine to change in chemical makeup, texture and quality. • You should not store your wine upright for very long, because the wine needs to be in contact with the cork, or else the cork will dry out, rot and give the wine a musty, unpleasant odor. • You should not store your wine at room temperature for a long period of time, since room temperature is likely to be too warm to serve it at that temperature and too long to store either. • You should not store your wine in direct sunlight or in harsh interiors lighting. UV rays are horrible for wine. That’s why you should keep your wine away from the windows and from other light sources. Darker areas are better for storing your wine. If you are looking for professional grade wine storage for your wine collection than 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.



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