Storing Wines in Cellars (Cont’d)

Temperature Ideally, the interior of a wine cellar is cool and breezy. At the same time, you want to avoid too much mold and moisture building up in your cellar. This may be harder in naturally humid areas. While your wines mature, or after they are ready and you are waiting to enjoy them, the temperature and humidity of your cellar should remain constant. Temperature extremes can harm the wine. Hot temperatures can spoil the bouquet and taste of your wine, while overly cold temperatures will keep it from properly fermenting. An ideal...

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Laying the Foundation: Wine Cellars

Things To Consider Before You Build Your Own Wine Cellar Ask any wine enthusiasts, whether they make their own wine, collect rare vintages or just simply enjoy it, and they will tell you that wine needs to be properly stored. Most people are aware that wine takes time to age. But good wine takes more than that. Everything from temperature and humidity can effect the maturation of the wine. Even the level of light the wine is exposed to can make the difference between success and failure. These conditions are more important for wine intended...

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