If you’re a wine enthusiast, some of your biggest questions, especially when you are just beginning, may be about where the best places are to store your wine and how it is best to store them. This is a prevalent question within the wine-collecting community as many people continue to wonder “what is the best way to store my wine?”. There are many solutions to this question depending on what you are planning to store your wine for, whether this is immediately or over a long period of time. Throughout this blog, we aim to answer some of these questions and give you some of the best tips on keeping your wine stored in the perfect conditions.
The most common form of wine storage in the home is definitely the use of a wine cooler or wine fridge as these are some of the cheaper, more easily accessible forms of cooling for your wine. Wine coolers can be designed in a variety of different ways such as single-zone and dual-zone, as well as freestanding, integrated and built-in - all of which provide a perfect storing temperature and environment to keep your wines in for long-term storage.
Dual-zone wine coolers allow you to host two separate cooling temperatures inside the cabinet of your wine cooler, whereas single-zone coolers do not - they can only store one zone of cooling. Integrated wine coolers are built into your current countertops, inside cabinets or just about anywhere you choose from within your home and will be seamlessly integrated into your area of choice. A freestanding wine cooler can be placed anywhere and can be moved at any time, however, may not be designed as fittingly with your interior decorations. You should also consider the installation requirements - for example, freestanding wine fridges require sufficient space around the unit for optimal airflow.
Wine cabinets are another of the most popular appliances for home wine storage. Slightly different to a wine cooler, these tend to offer more storage and are used to deliver wine in a completely different way. One important thing to note when differentiating between these two products is that wine coolers are much better for delivering wine at the correct serving temperature whereas wine cabinets are used when wine needs to be at its optimal storing temperature.
Serving temperature is the temperature at which wine will taste its best and is therefore the best for everyday use or for house/garden parties. However, the storage temperature is the temperature at which wine will age at its best. This is for people who plan to store wine for many years to make it taste as good as possible, so if this is what you plan to do then a wine cabinet is the best option for you.
Wine walls are some of the most eye-catching and luxurious display cases that you can purchase for your wine. While these are rather expensive, they provide a completely unique experience for your wine storing and keep your collection stored in the perfect conditions. A wine wall is an elegant appliance for you to include in some of the larger rooms in your house and will show off your extensive taste in wine to your guests beautifully.
Many of these wine walls can be installed with LED lights to add a subtle internal light on your display case and display shelves, which can accentuate each bottle you have and give a new shine to your collection. Wine walls are perfect for the aesthetics of wine cooling, having the beautiful smooth oak wood finish on this large, ornamental wine appliance is something to be admired, especially in the world of wine storage. These are exceptionally luxurious things to be able to get your hands on and will surely show all of your guests the true wine connoisseur that you really are.
A walk-in wine cellar is one of the largest appliances used for wine storage with bottle capacities ranging from 900 to nearly 4,000 bottles in most cases. These are fantastic assets for you to have for long-term wine storage as they allow you to store such a vast array of wines in conditions that allow for them to be kept for many years. As a wine storage unit, a wine cellar is an exceptionally expensive commitment for you to make, so it is important to be sure that this is the type of wine storage you would like to pursue before you buy anything. However, if this is the option that you choose, you will be getting an outstanding appliance for storing all kinds of wine for any amount of time.
A much less expensive option for you to store your wine could be a DIY wine rack, which would allow you to get creative with your designs and accommodate as much wine as you need! You may choose to build a wall-mounted wine rack - whether it be a metal wine rack or a wooden wine rack - or even something to fit in with the style of your furniture. The best part of this is that you can decide on this whenever you please. You can be the decider of how much your wine rack holds, how many accessories it has and much more. This allows you to bring all of your storage ideas together and design the wine rack of your dreams.
To conclude, there are an array of various applications and methods in which you can store your wine effectively to bring the best flavours and taste out of it. It is important to note how you wish to be storing your wine before making any purchases as these appliances can be used for entirely different purposes. When using appliances such as a wine cabinet or wine cellar, you are likely to be storing them at their storing temperature, which means that they will age better over time but will not taste so good when drank immediately.
For this, it would be more beneficial to buy a wine cooler to keep your wine at its best serving temperature meaning they may not age as well over extended periods but are perfect for drinking straight off the wine fridge. We hope that we have been able to help you with any of your wine-storing questions and have given you the proper information for you to become a true wine collector.