Storing WineHow Do You Store Your Wine?
Do you like to show off your stash?
Or is your wine frig tucked away in the garage, carefully monitoring its own temperature with fancy tech?
Here are some ideas & suggestions:
Wine cellar. This is an obvious one- if you have a wine cellar, worry no more! Just place the bottle of wine on the rack, close the door, and you are set. If you have quite the stash, it helps to have some kind of organization. Otherwise, you could spend precious time trying to find the right bottle.
Makeshift closet wine cellar. Digging a hole in our desert dirt is near impossible, and would cost a lot of money. A closet wine cellar is a ideal for an every day wine lover. Cost is about $200-300; but make sure you want this, as it's not always easy to convert back into a regular closet.
Find an empty, out of the way closet. Glue strips of 1" foam board to all the walls and ceiling of the closet, using construction cement as a glue. Replace the door with an insulated door (preferably steel). If you would like, you can also glue the foam to this. Attach weather stripping to the edges of the door to make sure that no air gets in or out—heat could ruin the wine. Make sure that the temperature is relatively cool. There are numerous devices you can use to decrease the temperature in the closet—find one that suits your particular closet. You'll also need a wine rack to hold the bottles. Make sure to check your dimensions before buying that sweet deal wine rack on Amazon.
Wine cooler/refrigerator. This will usually keep the temperature constant, as long as the door is not always open and closed. Humidity levels are maintained, as well. Some have different temperature zones for different wines, and come in tall and short sizes.
Whatever you do, enjoy the wine!
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