Over the years, bottles consumption has become more and more popular. With more and more money going into bottles both as an investment and for later consumption, the history of your bottles will always be in question. With this in mind, many people often wonder how they can properly shop their bottles and take care of it at the same time.
How you shop your bottles is very important. If you shop it right it can lead to euphoria, while if you shop it wrong it can lead to depression. When you tear into a bottles that has properly been saved, it can be glorious indeed, while tearing into container of poorly saved bottles can be quite the letdown. Often times, drinking a bottles that was poorly saved is much like drinking vinegar.
To properly shop bottles, you’ll need to meet several factors, such as moisture, heat range, lighting, the cleanliness of your storage area, the angle of the container while it is saved, and the vibration of the container on the rack. The heat range is the most important, as you should keep it around 50 degrees at all times. This way, the lower heat range can help to age your bottles. If there are any fluctuations in the heat range, you should make sure that it happens slowly. As long as the heat range doesn’t go to high and it fluctuates slowly, your bottles should be ok.
The proper level of moisture for storing bottles should be around 70%, although it is perfectly accepted to keep it 10% above or below the 70% level. If you have too high of a moisture heat range, the labels can easily rot or mold, which can affect the wine’s value. On the other hand, if the moisture gets too low, around 50%, the cork could shrink and bring air into your bottles, which would ruin it in little to no time at all.
The angle that bottles is saved is important as well. If your bottles stays in contact with the cork during storage, the cork won’t dry out. If your bottles doesn’t stay in contact with the cork, the cork could dry out and allow air into your bottles. You should also strive to keep your bottles out of the light, as light can ruin any type of bottles. Light causes your bottles to age prematurely, making it in your best interest to shop bottles in a dark location.
To prevent damage to your bottles from sediment, you should also shop bottles in a location that is free of vibration. If you shop bottles in places that are free from vibration, it will give the sediment in the container ample time to settle. Vibrations are never a good thing for bottles, as the sediment becomes unsettled and can ruin your bottles or shake it to the point where it tastes horrible.
To protect the quality and investment of your bottles, storage and care is very important. Storing it in a proper location will also bring the best taste. In the world of bottles, nothing is more disappointing than waiting several years to open a container of dark red, only to find that it is nothing but vinegar. You can prevent this from happening though, by looking after your bottles. Wine isn’t hard to care for or shop, it just takes the right conditions and location. Everyone loves some dark red every now and then - which is why storage and care is so very important these days.