Does Wine Require Special Storage?
Article contributed by Legend Cellars
by millions all over the world, wine has become hugely
popular over the centuries, and has adorned the tables
of people from all walks of life, from royalty and dignitaries
throughout history to everyday folk. However, a surprising
number of people that would class themselves as wine
lovers actually have no idea what the true taste of
their favorite wine is - because they never get to enjoy
the wine at its best. This is because many people don't
store their wines properly, and this can make a huge
difference to the taste, aroma, flavor, and palatability
of the drink.
can be affected by a number of factors, some of which
can make a huge difference to the taste and flavor of
the drink. Temperature fluctuations and storage in the
wrong temperatures can really spoil the taste and aroma
of a wine, making it essential to store wines at just
the right temperature. Of course, the perfect temperature
will differ depending on the type of wine you have,
and most wine manufacturers will provide the appropriate
labelling to ensure that purchasers are aware of the
perfect temperature for their particular wine.
is another factor that can result in spoiled wine, and
you should keep your wines out of direct light. Make
sure that, if you are using a wine cellar, you select
the perfect location where the wine will not be hit
by direct sunlight. If you store wine in the kitchen
you should also be aware that the odors from cooking
can harm and affect the wine, so it is important to
ensure that the wine is protected from these odors -
for instance, some wine cellars provide filter protection
from such odors, thus protecting the aroma and flavor
of the wine.
is a beverage that can also sediment if not stored properly,
and some storage tips for those using wine cellars include:
constant temperature of about 57 degrees Celsius should
be maintained at all times.
hygrometry should be sustained between 50 and 70%.
is important that there is no vibration.
wine has to be protected from the light.
of us store wine incorrectly, and end up drinking it
when it is not at its best. Stored properly, your wine
will retain its fullest flavor, will boast a sumptuous
aroma, and can be enjoyed at its best.
Legend Cellars can presently supply custom size
lockers and walk-in storage rooms to fit your needs.
inquire with one of their storage experts at (949) 231-1210
or email your specifications to email@example.com
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