How to Store Wine Effectively to Preserve Quality

By Storbox Self-Storage on July 7, 2011 - Comments off

Preserving the quality of wine is essential if you are going to store it for an extended length of time, especially during a move when the wine will have to meet up with you later!

One important aspect of how to store wine effectively is to keep corked wine bottles on their sides to prevent the corks from drying out. If a bottle of wine is kept standing up for an extended period of time, corks can dry out and air will make its way into the bottle, increasing the chances that the wine you sought out, invested in, and saved, could spoil and become undrinkable.

The other thing about storing wine is that it should be kept in a dark space out of the light. Although wine bottles are pleasing to the eye, if they are kept in direct sunlight or otherwise exposed to excessive levels of UV radiation, the wine can become tarnished and develop an unpleasant smell, ruining the wine altogether.

It’s understandable to question why wine would need to be stored on its own. A lot of people wonder why they can’t just store their wine with a bunch of other stuff they need out of the house and tucked away to help them be more organized. Wine must be stored separately from other items for a couple of reasons. First of all, wine “breathes” and while good ventilation can help stop musty odors from entering the wine, anything that is stored in close proximity with wine that has a pungent smell can make its way through a wine cork and spoil the wine. Secondly, wine must be kept in specific temperatures that could be potentially harmful to other materials.

At STORBOX, a Pasadena Self-Storage facility, we understand the importance of preserving and storing wine until it is time to get out the corkscrew! Our Wine Grotto in Pasadena is a full climate controlled space, providing our clients with a space that has a maintained stable humidity well suited for effective wine storage. Our facility offers both climate controlled and traditional non-climate controlled storage. Contact us today at 626-793-9888 to find out more.

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