Let's be honest, most of us just store our wines in a cupboard or in a fridge and just hope for the best. But, what if I was to tell you that storing your wine in a fridge/ kitchen cupboard is actually wrong? That's right- there is a right and wrong way to store your wine and unless it's in a wine cooler/ a wine cellar, you are most likely storing your wine incorrectly - even if you opt for wine cases.
If this applies to you and you aren't too sure about what you should be doing to preserve your wine, then you're in the right place! Continue reading to learn more about the correct ways to store wine and a brief background on what Organic Wine is.
Before we discuss what organic wine is, it is important that you have a bit of an understanding of how it is made and why it matters. When it comes to creating organic wine, the grapes are picked and farmed naturally. Organic wine is also free of additives, with colouring and flavouring agents omitted from the manufacturing process.
But what makes this so different from your normal everyday wine? Organic wine has fewer additives and avoids incorporating any chemicals or sulphuric acids into the ingredients. However normal wine is full of additives and chemicals.
Other potential ingredients such as yeast also have to be qualified as organic. You will also find that organic wine contains a lot less sugar too. Red wine is more likely to leave you with a nasty hangover, however, organic wines are known to be less harsh and therefore less likely to leave you with a hangover the next day.
This is because organic wine contains little to no sulfites whereas red wine does. Although Red wine is known for its health benefits, organic wine beats it healthwise every time. But what is in organic wine that makes it healthier than normal wine? When you drink organic wine, you are consuming higher concentrations of antioxidants and anthocyanins. Both of these ingredients have benefits such as Increasing blood flow and lowering cholesterol.
Now, although organic wine contains fewer chemicals and pesticides than normal wine (e.g your classic sparkling wine or Sauvignon Blanc), there is still a lot you need to consider when storing it correctly.
For example, organic wine is more filtered than others and therefore it contains fewer bacteria. This means that this type of wine will deteriorate a lot quicker than normal wine. This is why it is important to store your wine correctly in order to preserve the wine for a longer amount of time. Organic wine is more likely to age faster, but with the correct storage techniques, your wine should last a lot longer.
Now we have discussed why we need to store organic wine correctly, but how exactly do you do this? There are many things you need to consider when storing your Wine, such as:
Organic wine, like most wines, is always best stored away in a wine cooler or a wine cellar. However, we believe that owning a wine cooler is a much more convenient option as they come in all different shapes and sizes suited to your home.
Here at Dunovax, we offer high quality, international Award Winning Wine Coolers in order for you to store your Wines away in a safe environment to allow for your wines to last much longer. Unlike other beverages, you can’t just store your wines in the fridge or cupboard. Although it seems like a normal place to store your Wine, you will be surprised as to why it’s not recommended.
The correct temperature to store organic wines is around 12-18 degrees, a fridge however is far too cold and does not contain enough humidity to store your wines at. Likewise, you could run the risk of freezing your wine - and frozen wine lacks flavour.
Fridges act as a humidity suppressor, which is not convenient to store your wines in. Storing your wine in a fridge also dries the wine's cork causing it to slightly shrink allowing other odours such as bread, milk or any other ingredients in your fridge to interfere with the taste of your wine.
Wine Coolers are designed specifically for your Wine, whereas a refrigerator is not. A wine Cooler offers:
All of these assets contribute to the preservation and taste of your wine to ensure that your wines are kept in the best conditions. Wine is best stored on its side as this prevents the cork from drying up, which therefore prevents any air from seeping into the bottle.
A refrigerator, however, does not offer any of these benefits for your wine. Vibration-free storing is key when storing your wine which is why it isn't recommended to store this in the fridge.
Vibration can disturb the sediment which is present in all wines, this can lead to a decrease in certain acids resulting in dull flavours. If you would like to explore our wine cooler collections make sure to visit our ‘Products’ section to read up on our different types of wine coolers and which ones would best suit your home. We have a range of wine coolers available from freestanding to integrated wine coolers which range in price depending on the size and properties available.