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A Complete Storage Guide for Mulled & Spiced Wine

Mulled wine is a spiced red wine beverage, served warm, often around the holidays. Mulled wine can be homemade or purchased pre-mixed and ready to heat up. But not many people know how to properly store mulled wine. Unopened mulled wine should be stored at 55°F, lying flat, in a dark location with humidity of …

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Complete Guide to Storing Syrah (Shiraz) Wine Properly

Syrah, or Shiraz as it’s also commonly called, is a wine quickly growing in popularity around the world for its flavor and age-ability. Storing this type of wine is a lot easier than you may be thinking. There are some basics you need to follow in order to have the best tasting first sips of …

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How to Store Dessert & Fortified Wines (A Complete Guide)

Dessert wines are a dream come true for anyone who loves a little sweetness. The truth is that properly storing dessert wines is not as complicated as many seem to think. Let’s take a look at the best ways to store dessert and fortified wines for both longevity and peak flavor.  Dessert wines are best …

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How to Properly Store Wine Without a Wine Refrigerator

There are many factors to consider when it comes to storing wine. Wine refrigerators or wine coolers seem to tick all of the right boxes, but what do you do if you don’t have one? Here are a few tips and tricks to keep your wines in tip-top shape when a wine fridge is just …

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How to Store Wine With a Cork (Natural & Synthetic Corks)

When buying wine with the intention of laying it down for storage, one is making an investment – whether in their own personal future enjoyment of said wine, or the potential resale value. However, improper storage of those precious bottles could lead to tragedy. Wines finished with a cork enclosure are especially delicate and require …

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How to Store & Save Cooking Wines (Marsala, Madeira, Sherry)

Cooking or “fortified” wines like Sherry, Madeira, and Marsala often are overlooked but they are great wines for drinking and making meals better. Keeping these wines after you pop the cork is a challenge for many people. So what are the best practices for storing cooking wines? Unopened cooking wine should be stored at 53–57˚F, …

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The Cold Truth About Champagne Freezing: Is it Ruined?

We’ve all tried to chill our Champagne in the kitchen freezer and forget it until the next day. Many people are panicked that their prized bottle of bubbly may not just be ruined but potentially explode all over their frozen food. So is frozen Champagne necessarily ruined? Champagne will freeze at 15°F to 20°F (-9°C …

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How to Store & Serve Port Wine (Tawny, White, Rosé, & Ruby)

Port wines are beautiful wines that are loved by so many. If you want to enjoy ports, knowing how to properly store, age, and serve your port wines can seem complicated. So how should you store port? Port wine should be stored inside a wine refrigerator at 50°-55°F, around 65% humidity, in complete darkness with …

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How to Store & Serve Zinfandel Wine (A Complete Guide)

Zinfandel is growing in popularity and many new and experienced wine lovers are really starting to explore it. But storing zinfandel can seem like a tricky nut to crack. So how is zinfandel properly stored? Zinfandel should be stored at 55°-59° F with a humidity of 70% in complete darkness in a wine refrigerator or …

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