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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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Should You Store Wine in the Garage? (A Complete Guide)

Wine drinkers often look to their garages as a safe place to store wine long-term. These out-of-the-way locations seem like viable locations, but are they really a good option if you want to keep your wine in great condition? Garages are not ideal for wine storage because of temperature fluctuations, sunlight exposure, and vibrations. Long-term …

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Complete Guide: How to Store Rosé Wine (Storage & Serving)

Temperature, Humidity, & Bottle Orientation 55° F is the ideal storage temperature for rosé wine. If that is not achievable, wine stored within a range of 50-60° F should be adequate. The humidity levels should be as close to 57% as possible. The level will keep the cork moist enough to prevent cracking but not …

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7 Great Wine Storage Hacks for Small Apartment Spaces

There are a few guidelines to follow for storing wine properly, but sometimes it can be tricky when we just don’t have as much space. Here are a few hacks that can create big solutions for small problems. Nothing should stop you from building the wine collection of your dreams. 1. Store Short-Term Bottles Seperately …

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How to Save Wine from Damaged, Crumbled, or Tainted Cork

I really like screwtop wine stoppers, but there is something special about popping the cork out of a great wine. However, dealing with cork taint and damaged or crumbled corks can be a real dilemma. You can save your wine with the proper steps. To deal with fragile wine corks, it is important to move …

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