Creating Your Own Wine Cellar

By Storbox Self-Storage on May 5, 2015 - Comments off

It doesn’t take long for a wine collection to outgrow a home storage space. Pretty soon after starting to gather your favorite wines, you will run out of space. If you love wine but do not have enough space for a cellar, it may be time to create your own wine cellar. A climate-controlled self-storage space is an affordable way to start without having to build an addition to your home.

It’s Time to Get Organized

As your collection grows, it will become more difficult to keep track of your wines. Keep notes on your bottles and considering sorting them by type of wine or by where they are in the aging process. It can help to have stands or boxes that allow your wines to rest on their sides, and then to group your wines in an organized fashion.

Find the Right Conditions

For your wine to age perfectly, you will need an indoor, climate-controlled unit. These storage spaces produce the right conditions for wine storage. If you use a regular unit, your wines may age prematurely in the heat or age too slowly in the cold. Furthermore, the right level of humidity is needed to ensure that the wine is protected. If the room dries out, the cork could shrink, allowing oxygen into the bottle.

Have Patience

Once you have your wine organized in the perfect space, all you have to do is wait. Allowing your best wines to age properly will help them mature. Seek out wines that you do not plan on consuming anytime soon. Look for red wines that are made to age for up to five years. Their flavor will improve and you will experience wines in a whole new way.

Find the Right Cellar for Your Collection

Make sure you can find a safe and secure storage unit that is convenient for you. Once you find one online that is highly rated, ask to walk through the facility and weigh your options. You’ll be surprised by how much fun you are having once your collection grows in your very own cellar. If you need more room for your precious wine collection, do call us at The Wine Grotto at STORBOX to explore your wine storage options.

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