Making your own wine from a wine kit is fun, rewarding and cost saving. Properly storing your wine will help it age and increase the flavour, to say nothing of having a few bottles on hand for unexpected occasions.
Building your own wine cellar doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. If you own your home, the ideal spot is in a corner of your basement, away from the furnace. Apartment dwellers need a cool dark place, like a closet that is away from the radiators and other heating equipment. Using an insulation board in your closet will help keep your wine cool.
Keep your wine in a dark, dry and well-ventilated spot where the temperature remains constant winter and summer. Ideally, your wine cellar should be around 15 degrees Centigrade. But having a constant temperature is the key, even if it has to be slightly warmer.
Labeling your bottles is a good idea not only to remember what kind of wine it is, but also, if wine is stored with the label up it’s easy to note how the sediment falls.
Have enough bins or racks so the bottles aren’t laying on top of each other. Or, if you happen to have a wine case, place it on its side to keep the corks moist.
The Wine Butler would like to remind all it’s customers, to always drink responsibly.