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Carl Walton

Owner & primary writer on PinotSquirrel.com. It is my goal to bring you the most useful and actionable guidance about wine storage there is online. I consult with industry experts to bring you only what you need to know.

These 19 Wines Should Be Served Cold & Here’s Why

Ever since I first started wine tasting I have always heard people saying that Champagne, white wine, and rosé should all be served cold. The question for me was how cold? Some of my white wines seemed to lose flavor after a week or more in the kitchen refrigerator. Plus, what was the reason why …

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Estimated Costs to Repair Wine Fridge: Most Common Problems

Wine coolers are one of the best inventions for suburban wine collectors and restaurants that do not have the luxury of an underground wine cellar. However, not every wine cooler is good quality and can stop working at any moment. Some common problems can cause the need for repairs. The estimated cost to repair a …

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Simple Explanation: Mixing Red and White Wine [Tested]

There is a misconception that mixing red and white wine will produce a rose wine, but that is not at all the case. Taking individual red and white wines and mixing them will create a blend that is either intentional or for cooking, and this needs a simple explanation.  Mixing red and white wine is …

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DIY Guide: 5 Hacks on How to Get Wine Cork Back in Bottle

Millions of gallons of wine go to waste every year due to bottles being opened and the wine oxidizing before being finished. If you love wine but want to enjoy it over a few days, you’ll need to know a few simple DIY hacks to get that cork back in the bottle. The five best …

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Guide: Control Humidity in Wine Fridge (Increase & Reduce)

A critical aspect of keeping wine for long periods is the correct temperature and humidity. In built-in cellars, that process is simple given that its purpose-built below ground. Wine coolers are a great substitute for a suburban wine keeper, but you need a guide to control the humidity in the wine fridge.  Controlling humidity in …

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DIY Guide: How to Get Rid of Wine Sediment (3 Simple Hacks)

People emptied entire bottles of wine down the sink because they assumed the wine had gone bad. You need to know some DIY hacks on how to get rid of wine sediment before discarding the wine. The three best DIY hacks to get rid of wine sediment are – using a small kitchen leaf tea …

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Explained: What Happens If You Put (Add) Water in Wine

Drinking a glass of mineral or spring water with your wine is perfectly acceptable and normal; however, mixing water with wine is not common. A great bottle of wine took years to land on your table and is perfect, but let’s explain what happens when you put water in wine.  When you add water to …

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GUIDE: Taking Wine On A Plane (Carry On & Checked Luggage)

Wine or liquor is a staple choice many travelers turn to when needing a gift for somebody unique back home or at the office. What if there is more than one wine lover on the gift list? Can you take wine on a plane, and how many bottles are you allowed in carry-on or checked …

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Wine Cooler Not Cooling: 6 Common Reasons & How To Fix It

There are many good reasons to invest in a wine cooler. Either you are a serious collector, a serial entertainer, or you live in a climate that requires wine to be cooled, or it will spoil. Like any appliance, a wine cooler can stop working at any moment for several reasons so it is good …

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How Long Does A Wine Cork Last: Different Wine Corks Tested

Wine corks can be a little unpredictable when opening a vintage bottle of wine. It’s not uncommon for an old cork to be brittle or break in two once the corkscrew starts to enter it. You should know how long a wine cork can last to prevent that from happening. Wine corks can easily last …

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