If you are planning to purchase wine for investment or are just a wine lover and regularly have bottles stocked at home, you have to understand the basics of storing. Many people think that it's as simple as putting the bottle slightly tilted down, which is the main part of keeping your wine tasting great, there are other things to keep in mind.
You don't want to lose the investment you have spent so much money and time on. It's important that you take care of it properly and ensure that you prepare the proper storage in order to ensure that it will be even better when it's time to open. That's the idea, right? If you are an investor then most likely you've purchased a popular Bordeaux red, after much proper research into its history, future, and critique. Understanding the Bordeaux wine investments is the first step.
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When you've purchased your wine, make sure that you do the necessary research to see what is needed in order to ensure that it matures properly and that your investment pays off. Different wines require different temperatures and humidity. You want to make sure that you've researched this before just throwing it in the wine cellar or pantry and hoping for the best. The humidity in the storage space where the wine is placed is essential.
The air cannot be too dry because then the cork will dry up, in turn allowing outside smells to come in as well as minimizing evaporation. However, if you allow the humidity to go over 70% you may encourage the growth of mold. In addition, if you are planning on using the said wine for investment, then you want to preserve the labels intact, and with high humidity, they begin to loosen.