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Simple Reasons Why Wine Bottles Have a Dent in the Bottom

Pick up your latest wine purchase and examine the bottle. Besides a long, elegant neck, a screw-capped or corked top, and an eye-catching label, what else do you spot? Hint: check the bottom of your bottle. If you answered a “dimple,” then you just singled out one of the most mysterious features of the wine …

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Explained: 2 Reasons Why Some Wine Bottles in Plastic Wrap

Wine collectors and traders commonly wrap their high-end bottles with plastic wraps, such as Saran Wrap, etc., to protect the labels from scrapes and scuff marks that could significantly reduce their resale value.  In my opinion, there isn’t a downside to wrapping bottles in clear plastic or keeping them wrapped long-term. The Saran Wrap is …

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Lambrusco Storage (Opened & Unopened): Simple How to Hacks

It’s easy to indulge with a great bottle of Lambrusco when you’re enjoying great friends and good food, but what to do with the Lambrusco that’s left? Do most people assume that storing Lambrusco in the kitchen fridge is the best way to keep it fresh for extended periods, but is that actually the case?  …

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Riesling Storage: 5 Simple Hacks (Opened & Unopened)

The query of storing a slightly sweet white wine such as Riesling has its challenges. Whether opened or unopened, there are some simple hacks that can be used to maintain its fresh condition.  Storing opened or unopened bottles of Riesling (or all light white wines for that matter) are pretty easy concepts once you gain …

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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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Can You Vacuum Seal Wine? Complete Guide with Explanation

Nothing is quite as disappointing as having to throw out half a bottle of good wine. With all the best intentions, it gets stored in the fridge or cupboard for another day, only for that day to arrive, and all you are left with is vinegar where wine once was. So the question is, can you …

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Storing Ice Wine (Opened & Unopened): Simple How to Hacks

Anyone who has had ice wine before is most likely a fan due to its bright, complex flavor, the interesting way it is crafted, and its popularity among after dinner drinkers. Ice wine is named after the state the grapes are in when they’re harvested (they are frozen). The grapes are kept on the vine …

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Sauvignon Blanc Storage: Simple Hacks (Opened and Unopened)

The question of storing a white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc has its challenges. Whether opened or unopened, there are some simple hacks to preserve your wine.  Storing an opened or unopened bottle of Sauvignon Blanc is pretty straightforward once you learn the main principles. They are…avoiding sunlight, storing your bottle on its side, and …

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How to Store Cabernet Sauvignon (A Complete Storage Guide)

Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted and one of the best-known wines across the globe, and it is especially renowned for its ability to age and mature in the bottle for decades. For anyone getting into serious wine collecting, understanding how to best store Cabernet Sauvignon is important.  Cabernet Sauvignon should be stored around …

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How to Best Store & Age Moscato (Unopened & Opened)

Moscato is one of the most popular wines on earth. It is only growing in popularity as more and more wine drinkers are meeting it for the first time. But so many people are unsure of how to store Moscato — both unopened and once the cork is popped. How should you store Moscato to …

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