Storing Your Wine in the Optimal Conditions
How you store wine is important to maintaining its integrity. The Shelving store carries a wide variety of wine racks and wine shelving perfect for your wine storage needs.
- Light: Light can adversely affect wine. Be sure to place your wine rack in a corner of your house that does not receive a lot of direct light. This is especially important when storing wine in clear, light green, or blue bottles.
- Humidity: If storing wine for a long period of time, a good level of humidity is important to prevent the cork from drying out and allowing air to enter the bottle. If you live in a dry area, consider using a humidifier. Wire shelving makes an excellent wine rack in humid environments since it is resistant to rust.
- Temperature: Wine should be stored at a consistent temperature that is not above 77 degrees Fahrenheit. This is why basements make great storage spaces for wine.
Of course, if you plan on drinking your wine soon after purchase, these storage considerations are less important and you can place your wine rack just about any place in your home.