3 Tips On Storing Your Wine

When you buy wine that you aren't planning on drinking as soon as possible, then you need to make sure that you can store wine it properly. You want to make sure that when you go to drink it, it's in good shape and you will get as much enjoyment out of it as soon as possible. 

Store in the Dark

The UV rays that come from the sun can damage your wine and make it so that it goes bad and loses its flavor. The easiest way to do that is to make sure that you store it in the dark. If you don't have any place where you can keep it in the dark, then you should wrap it up with a cloth so that it's as covered up as possible. 

Store on its Side

Another thing you need to do is make sure that you store it on its side. One reason for that is that the cork in the bottle will dry out if the bottle is stored standing up. If the cork dries out, then it can let air get into your wine, which can make it lose its flavor. Storing it on its side will keep the cork in the wine which will keep it from drying out. While the wine is laying on its side, you should put it so that the label side is up. That won't affect the flavor or the wine's health in any way, but it will make it easier for you to see if there is any sediment that has gathered on the bottom of the bottle. Sediment isn't a good sign and if you were to store the bottle with the label down, then it will be harder for you to see if there is anything in the wine that shouldn't be there. 

Keep it Cool

Just like you don't like being overly hot, neither does your wine. Once it gets to a certain temperature, it will start to oxidize which will affect its flavor and cause the wine to go bad. Ideally, you will want to keep the wine in a temperature range that runs between the mid 60s and the low 70s. It can go cooler than the mid 60s, but you should make sure that wherever you are storing it won't go above the low 70s. 

If you are going to buy wine that you aren't planning on drinking immediately, you want to make sure that it's stored correctly.