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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.

How Much Wine Refrigerators Cost (55 Models Featured)

Wine refrigerators can be a great tool to preserve wine long-term and cost you far less than a devoted wine cellar. The cost of wine coolers is a concern for most prospective buyers. Understanding the expected costs of wine refrigerators can help you get the best overall value for your money and your wine needs. …

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Does Wine Age in Barrels & in Bottles? A Wine Expert’s View

Contrary to popular belief, not all wines get better with time. In fact, it is arguable that most wines are already aged to perfection at the time of purchase and should be enjoyed immediately. Many people want to know if the wine will age in the barrel and in bottles. This is a great question …

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Can You Age Cheap Wine? Complete Guide to Aging Cheap Wine

Is it possible to get into aging wine without spending a lot of money, and is it worthwhile to age cheap wine? In this article, we will discuss all the factors that influence how well a wine will age and whether it makes sense to age cheap wine. Can you effectively age cheap wine to …

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How to Properly Store Red Wine (Opened, Unopened, Best Ways)

Red wine is an excellent type of wine for collecting as well as keeping on hand for both cooking and drinking, but it’s essential to know how to store it properly. Without proper storage, red wine can turn into undrinkable vinegar in a hurry. So, how do you store red wine? Red wine should generally …

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Should Wine Be Stored in Dark? (How Light Affects Wine)

Many people wonder about the best way to store wine long-term. One factor you need to take into account is light and its effect on wine aging. Many wine lovers, therefore, wonder if wine is best kept in the darkness away from potentially harmful light. Wine should be stored in the dark if at all …

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Best Small Wine Refrigerators for Apartments (Buyer’s Guide)

Wine refrigerators are very important for maintaining a reliable and consistent environment suited for both short-term and long-term wine storage. If you live in an apartment like I do or only have limited free space, it is important to select a wine fridge that will compact, look good, and do an excellent job keeping wine …

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How to Store Pinot Noir (Temperature, Humidity, Light, etc.)

If you’ve recently found yourself in possession of a nice bottle of pinot noir, you may be wondering how best to store it.  Pinot Noir is a complex, fruity wine known for its red color and velvety, full-bodied flavor.  A nice bottle of wine can cost a large sum of money, and knowing how to …

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Should You Store Wine in Kitchen Fridge? (Opened, Unopened)

It is easy to indulge with a fresh bottle of wine when you are sitting around with friends and good food, but what are you supposed to do with the wine that’s left? Most people assume that storing wine in the kitchen fridge is the best way to keep it fresh for more extended periods, …

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Why Wine Refrigerators & Coolers are So Expensive

All wine connoisseurs and collectors realize how important it is to store wine properly. If you do not maintain the right UV light levels, temperature, vibrations, and humidity, your expensive wines may not be able to retain their color, flavor, and complexity. Technology created wine fridges to create that perfect and safe storage environment for …

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Best Wine Fridge: Curing Meat, Jerky, Prosciutto, Vegetables

When you get into drying and curing your meats, monitoring temperature, humidity and airflow are as time-consuming and frustrating as it gets. Some have even suggested using a wine refrigerator. Is this possible? If so, what is the best wine refrigerator to cure meat, make prosciutto, and jerky or dry vegetables?  Best Wine Refrigerator for …

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