If you would consider yourself a wino, chances are you have more bottles than you do wine racks. What do you do with all the extra bottles you're letting age to perfection right now? If you don't have a wine cellar, your wine could be getting damaged without you knowing it.
Not right-side up
To prevent oxidation (oxygen entering the wine bottle), it's suggested to store your wine bottles on the side or upside down. If you're storing your wine bottles for an extended period of time, this is the preferred way to do so from the wine experts.
The ideal temperature to serve and store wine at is between 50 and 60 degrees, or right below room temperature. This is an important factor, because wine can easily be ruined by extreme temperature changes.
Light can cause the components of wine to break down faster, as can frequent movements. Light can cause the temperature of the wine to increase as well. As a result, it's recommended to store wine in an area where it won't see much light.
These three tips can extend the life of your wine, keep it fresh, and preserve its taste. If you don't have a suitable area in your home to store your wine, a climate controlled storage unit at Lexington Mini Storage can do just the trick as it's cool, dark, and undisturbed. And with two convenient locations in Lexington, KY, you're never too far away to go grab a few bottles before your dinner party.[caption id="attachment_1046" align="alignnone" width="300"] Store your wine in a climate controlled storage unit[/caption]