In the beginning, a wine fridge may be enough. Over time, though, many wine connoisseurs begin to see the appeal that a wine cellar holds. Aside from adding value to your property, it’s also simply a better way of aging your wine.
Below, you’ll learn some of the advantages of storing your wine in a cellar. As well, you’ll learn what you can do if you’re unable to create a wine cellar in your home.
A Controlled Environment
Cellars are the perfect place to put your wine because they’re a controlled environment. This is particularly important for corks, which can be sensitive to the humidity. If the environment where you’re storing wine isn’t adequately maintained, it becomes much more likely that the cork cracks, contaminating the wine.
Controlled environments are also important for the wine itself. Especially in a hot area like Florida, you want to make sure the wine isn’t exposed to regular changes in temperature. This can actually cause the wine to cook, leading to an unappealing smell and taste.
Storing wine in a cellar also makes it easier to keep out the sunlight, which can have a deleterious effect on your wine.
Wine Folly says, “Wine lovers buy bottles of wine. Wine fanatics buy cases.” We couldn’t agree more. First, you can save 10-20% on your total purchase, which is a hard deal to pass up. But even if you’re not enticed by the savings that bulk purchases can offer, there’s an undeniable joy that comes from getting a case of wine.
In some situations, you may want to choose each of the wines you’re getting. The case allows you to get a fuller spread of choices designed to satisfy a myriad of different palates. You may also choose to have a trusted wine vendor put together a box for you. This allows for enjoyable surprises that last for years to come.
What If You Can’t Store Wine In Your Wine Cellar?
Of course, there are a number of reasons why you may not be able to store your wine in a cellar. Maybe you’ve run out of room in the cellar you have, or maybe your home doesn’t have enough room to start a cellar in the first place.
In this situation, you’ll want to look for a wine storeroom that you trust.
Looking for Wine Storage in Miami?
If so, you’ve come to the right place. At International Wine Storage, we’re committed to ensuring that Miami residents have access to high-tech, luxury wine storage. For this reason, our wine store rooms are secure and temperature controlled.
We’ve been serving the Miami community for years. Our Brickell wine storage facility is easily accessible from downtown Miami and Little Havana, while our Kendall facility is located near Pinecrest and The Falls Shopping Center. If you have any questions about storing wine at our Kendall facility, please call us at 305.257.8925. For our Brickell location, please call us at 305.257.9307.