Christmas drinking is long past and the season for new wines is upon us. There are some excellent Burgundies being released this spring and a number of great Clarets coming up this summer. That makes this spring the perfect time to plan ahead and create an ideal storage space for your wine collection.
Cellars are perfect for wine collections because they are consistently dark and cold. However, not everyone has room for a cellar in their home. In fact, many Southern California homes have no basements at all. Therefore, it is important to find a space that is climate-controlled and free from sunlight.
Finding a New Storage Space
Do you keep your wine in a wine rack near the ceiling of your kitchen? Heat rises, so that is probably the warmest place in your home and your wine may age prematurely. Do you keep your wine on top of the refrigerator or by a window? These are areas where the temperature can fluctuate affecting the taste of our wine. Do you keep your wine in the closet? Imagine how much closet space you can get back if you move your wine to another location.
Your kitchen and your garage are two places that are not climate-controlled and are therefore not ideal for your collection. If you are getting serious about wine, it is time to obtain a storage unit. You don’t need to look at your wine every day. So there is no reason to keep your wine in your home. Instead, move it to a climate-controlled, secure space that is designed for proper wine storage.
Storage Unit Tips
Once you find the right humidity and temperature-controlled space, make sure you store your wine the right way. Keep your bottles on their side to keep the cork wet. You should also consider a wine cabinet that can house your wines in a classy and organized fashion. You may also find it useful to keep records of what you have in storage so that you know when to open your wine and when to let your wine age for another year.
Pay Us a Visit
Please visit The Wine Grotto at STORBOX Self Storage to check out our climate-controlled units. Ask about our security and how we can make sure your collection will be safe at our location. We know how to house wine and we will protect your collection.