«"Who does not dream of having enough space at home to have a real traditional wine cellar? I chose an electric "wine cabinet": a serious investment, but wine is my passion! Thus, in the dark at constant temperature, with controlled humidity at 70%, my wines of Bergerac can travel through time.
But what is a wine cellar primarily for? The pleasure and the wish to have one! Therefore, an unheated storage area for your expensive bottles can also work! This raises the question: which bottles are you going to put in your cellar? Some people will choose based on the label "classic and not surprising", often expensive. Others will opt for the 100% favourites, combining "wine holiday memories", "wines collected from savvy tips", wines based on "recommendations by famous guides 'and a few luxury, high priced wines for important dinners! The whole thing is to have a good range of colours (dry white, rosé, red, sweet) and qualities to be able to choose freely according to the menu, friends and desires of the moment!
My advice for your "special cellar ' manuscript
4 Golden Rules for a good cellar:
- - Dark: to prevent deterioration of wine from sun or light,
- - Humidity: ideally 70%, otherwise the wine will evaporates through the cork,
- - Temperature: ideally between 12 ° and 14 °. Wine does not like temperature spikes as they alter or block the wine's natural evolution.
- - Horizontal position to keep the wine in contact with the cork so that it does not dry out.