Wine Storage Recommendations

By Storbox Self-Storage on June 2, 2015 - Comments off

We are going to hit triple digit temperatures this summer in Pasadena. That kind of heat not only does a number to our gardens, but also to our wine. If you have a wine collection in your home, this may be the year to move your collection somewhere safe. The heat can destroy your otherwise perfectly aged bottle of wine. In fact, temperatures over 70 degrees Fahrenheit can permanently spoil a wine.

Cold Is Not Ideal Either

You may consider putting your collection in your refrigerator or freezer. Remember that certain cold temperatures are just as harmful to wines as heat. While hot weather cooks wine, cold weather can damage the wine as well. Furthermore, your refrigerator may drop below 45 degrees which is simply too cold for proper aging.

What Is the Right Temperature?

Different wines require different temperatures, but in general, you want to store your wine in a room that remains between 45 and 65 degrees at all times. Many believe that 55 degrees is the perfect, safe temperature for storing a wide variety of wines. Ideally, you can find a space that is about 55 degrees and does not fluctuate.

Stacking Matters

One reason why so many people rely on storage facilities for their wine is because of the amount of space a wine collection requires. Wine cannot be stored standing upright. The cork will dry out if the bottle is not kept on its side. This is not a problem for wines you plan on consuming quickly, but it is a necessity for wines you want to age. So, you will need a space that allows you to rest your wine horizontally.

Lighting Concerns

When finding the perfect spot to keep your wine collection, keep an eye out for natural light. Direct sunlight can quickly degrade and age a wine prematurely. Fluorescent bulbs are not ideal either because they emit small amounts of UV light. You want a room that maintains constant darkness.

Why You Should Choose Us

Please visit The Wine Grotto at STORBOX to check out our wine storage units that are free from sunlight and temperature controlled. This makes them perfect for any wine collection. Pay us a visit today to check out our facility and see how we can protect your collection.

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