Have you ever tasted some wine and thought  that it wasn’t anything special?  It could have been the way it was stored or even the way it was produced. Avoiding events that could cause problems with wine is very important and some of the things you can do is watch the amount of light, oxygen, extraordinary temperature and vibration that comes in contact with the wine.

Controlling sun light

You will notice that valuable wines are not usually displayed for individuals to see, they are just brought up if someone requests for it. Sun light should always be kept at a minimum. Because wine bottles of today are produced with tested UV filters, it is said that wine can be safe even though, at some point, light can still permeate through it. Sun light struck is the term used when a bottle has been penetrated by light, you can tell by the dreadful odor after opening the bottle.

Controlling oxygen

Exposure to air causes the wine to lose its freshness and worse, cause it to oxidize. Premature aging and a vinegar taste can be found if it is exposed to too  much air. Good thing is, bottles are impermeable to air partnered with a reliable bottle cork and you have an impenetrable roadblock free from air.
To control proper aging, it is very important that the bottle cork should remain moist so that oxygen won’t have a reason to penetrate through it. The bottle cork can be kept damp by placing the bottle on its side, this stops if from cracking thus keeping out air that could spill the wine. The bottle cork should be inserted firmly into the neck of the bottle so to keep the wine maturing without any issues.  A good cork is one of the major factors when Storing wine, keeping it fresh and maturing in the correct manner.

Controlling Vibration

{Vibration can cause sediments to stir up and interferes with the procedure of aging. Not unless wines are equipped to be served, avoid applying too much pressure and vibration on it.}

Controlling Temperature

Storing wine at the correct temperature is a fine balance of not too hot or too cold, doing this will make sure the wine is ready for drinking. If the wine is stacked away in an area where it is too cold the bottle cork could wither and let oxygen in that will spoil the wine. If the temperature is too warm, wine will mature quicker than anticipated. To get the best from your wine the temperature surrounding your wine should be between 50 – 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

People can stack their wines in their wine cellars to accomplish the preferred temperature. Rate of change in temperature is also one critical factor, frequent temperature change can harm the wine’s credibility severely.

Observing these few tips will ensure your wine is kept in its optimal place ready for you to drink years down the line.