Storing wines is not complicated, unless we make it difficult.
Wines are available in different flavors, since they are prepared from different types of ingredients. There are certain points that need to be considered individually for every wine storage.
People generally set up a glass wine cellar or different types of wine cellars as per their requirements for wine storage. Wines need proper storage in a dark place or a place with less light to preserve their taste and aroma for longer duration.
To do so, there are some DO’s and Don’ts that need to be followed. For your consideration they are mentioned below:
- Keep your wines chilled: Usually, the average room temperature is too warm to preserve and serve wines.
As mentioned above, the warmer the room temperature will be, the quicker the wine will aged and sooner it’s taste will get spoiled.
The reason behind the preservation of wines is that they are made by fermenting process.
Basically, fermentation requires 2 things : sugars and yeasts.
Usually, wines are prepared from seasonal fruits A ripe organic grape is full of natural sugars and there are wild yeasts living on its skin. As soon as the skin of the grape is broken, fermentation can begin.
To make wine, all the winemaker has to do is collect his grapes and gently crush them, releasing the sugary juice and exposing it to the yeasts.
Fermentation will continue until all the sugar has been turned into alcohol or the level of alcohol in the juice reaches around fifteen percent, whichever is sooner.
At around fifteen percent alcohol, the yeasts will die naturally and any left over sugars will remain in the wine.
Store your wine somewhere convenient: Even though it may be good for the wine, it’s no way practical or convenient enough to store your wine in your upstairs closet, away from unfavourable elements.
If you have a wine cellar, you can use wooden wine racks, wooden cabinets or even custom built wine cabinets with full wine cellar cooling provision to store your wines for longer duration in a well organized manner.
Keep a note: It is very essential to keep it wines in an approachable place, so that you may not have to face any issue while serving and later keeping them back for further use.
Do not forget to read the DON’Ts as they are very essential to be followed. After reading them do go through this post to find out more details related to wine storage provisions.
- Keep your wine at room temperature long term.
- Store your wine on top of your refrigerator.
- Store your wine upright for long term.
- Keep your wine in an area of harsh interior lighting or direct sunlight.