Regardless of other foods and drinks, wines have the potential to improve, if
it is stored for years. Wine Cellar is the place where wine is kept for aging
without causing any distraction. The wine storage plays a crucial role in
determining the wine's quality.
All the wines need not be stored. Almost all of the wines are consumed when
they are young as young wines possess the potentials such as youth and
freshness. Whereas there are some wines varietals, especially white wines which
have to be aged before consumption and it also takes much time for maturing.
Here comes the need for wine storage.
The wines will be worthy only if it is stored and served in good conditions.
The wine has to be stored in such a way that it should not be exposed to the
sunlight. A cellar should be placed according to that. Wine should be
stored in a damp, clean and dark environment. The place where wines are stored
should be vibration free and should be properly ventilated. The above said
matters have direct impact on the quality of wine.
Temperature plays a key role in determining the quality of wine especially in
its flavor and aroma. The ideal temperature for wine storage is 10 to 12C. Try
to avoid the sudden fluctuations in temperature. But a slow change in
temperature is not a big problem. Fluctuations in temperature damage your wines
and make them to mature early.
Normally wines stored at a higher temperature tend to mature early than wines
stored at a lower temperature. Though wines stored at a lower temperature takes
much time to mature, it has more complexity than wines matured at a higher
temperature. Wines stored at a higher temperature mature two times faster than
wines stored at a lower temperature.
Humidity also plays a crucial role in wine storage. In order to keep the corks
in good condition and to prevent them from shrinking, a humidity of above 70
percent is required. Inadequate humidity causes the corks to shrink and thus
allows air into the bottle.
Darkness and ventilation are other factors which is essential for wine storage.
As sunlight is the rival for wine storing, the bottles should be kept in dark
rooms. Dark colored bottles reduce the penetration of sunlight. The place where
the wine is stored should be free from all kind of vibrations. Constant
vibration causes the wine to get mingled with the sediments. Once a bottle of
wine is stored, it should be kept undisturbed till it is opened for use. The
storage room should be properly ventilated so that foul smell can be prevented
from entering in to the bottle. The wine should be stored horizontally so that
the wine should be always in contact with the cork or else the cork will shrink
and it allows the air to enter into the bottle.
Wines can be stored in a wine cellar or wine rack. The primary advantage of
storing wine in a cellar or rack is the convenience. With a well arranged
cellar, we can get the right wine at the right time. If you are having a wine
cellar, you can store the wine in it till it attains maturity and you can
consume afterwards. We can get wines at a cheaper price when purchasing in bulk
quantities. When the wine is young it can be obtained at a cheaper price
when the wine has attained maturity it will be available only at a higher
price. If you have a wine cellar it will be wise to purchase the wine in bulk
especially when it is young. When, you can also sell the wine at a higher price
it attains maturity.
A true wine lover will definitely possess a wine cellar.
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