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Your Fine Wine-Keeping it well Conserved

Updated on August 3, 2010

Has it ever happened to you getting a bottle or even a case of that fine wine you once savored at a restaurant and some time down the line, on a special occasion, you open that fine wine you just love and while decanting it you find out that it has gone bad? Don´t blame just yet the wine cellar cause the fault of it going bad could be all yours!

There are a few reasons this could happen with your wine. Wine that is not stored properly has greater chances of losing its qualities faster than wine properly cared for!

Storing wines at home needs its special attention.

Relative humidity, luminosity and temperature are the 3 most important conditions you should take into consideration in caring for your fine wine.

These points taken into thought together will result in the ideal environment to care and guarantee your wine lasts for years on if necessary.

  • Humidity
Where a percentage of 60 to 70 % of relative humidity is available, it is an ideal place to keep your fine wine. This is the best percentage in humidity as to avoid the cork drying and letting air in or out of the bottle and thus ruining the favorite drink of Baccus!

  • Luminosity
Have you ever been to a wine cellar to admire those endless rows of neatly stacked bottles? Light is another reason as to why wine cellars are built underground! Null or very weak lighting does not alter your fine wine. If you leave a bottle of wine in direct sunlight in your kitchen for a few days you might be lucky enough to use it as a vinegar substitute!

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  • Temperature
The higher the temperature the faster wine reacts within itself chemically and the faster it goes off! Your fine wine should be stored at a location in your home where there is a constant temperature of 13o to 15o Celsius (50o to 60o F.) Make sure that there are no quick temperature fluctuations because this can set off wine as well!

Keeping your fine wine in top shape

There are many homes with basements in which a corner could be picked to set up your wine cellar, as for the ones who don´t have a basement or live in an apartment, probably the best option if you usually go for the more expensive fine wines is to invest in a wine cooler. It’s a sort of a fridge but made specifically for storing wine! They come in different bottle capacities!

In these coolers store your white wine on the bottom and your red fine wine on the top. This guarantees you can enjoy your fine nectars at the right temperature!

Storing your fine wine - More tips in this video

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    • TycoonSam profile image

      TycoonSam 

      6 years ago from Washington, MI

      Go Red! Cheers!

    • nelson soares profile imageAUTHOR

      nelson soares 

      8 years ago from Sunny Algarve

      Red wine for me too! Thanks funride!

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      Ricardo Nunes 

      8 years ago from Portugal

      Red wine for me... great hub you got here, lots of good tips for those looking for more information about conserving wine.

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