Have you found yourself really enjoying learning about good wines recently, and taking every advantage to store and serve them appropriately as you entertain around the holidays? If you enjoy reading about wine, or you associate with people who are knowledgeable about fine wines, you are probably learning more and more about the importance of properly storing wine to preserve its quality.
There are many excellent products on the market today that offer high-quality wine storage and cooling. As luxury home builders in Fairfield County, CT, Country Club Homes, Inc. has had extensive experience designing and building the latest in wine storage and cooling facilities.
In preparation for the upcoming holidays, we offer the following tips for wine storage to ensure that you are storing and aging your wine properly:
- Temperatures should be not too cool and not too warm
- Avoid direct sunlight
- An open and bottle should be stored horizontally
- Maintain and measure temperature and humidity levels
- Store wine on a stable shelf
Proper storage of wine includes controlling the temperature, humidity, light, and bottle position in order to maintain the best standards of proper wine preservation. Your goal is to safeguard your fine wines from temperature or humidity fluctuations; and any type of vibration that may occur. Experts recommend that you store your reds, whites, and sparkling wines in three individual cooling zones, to experience the wine’s ‘full complexity’.
Are you renovating your kitchen, and planning to include wine storage in your new design? Please visit our website to see the Country Club Homes Portfolio with many photo images of kitchen designs completed during the course of our long history as a custom home designer and builder in southwestern Connecticut.
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