- Styles Of Wine Racks
- The Difference Between Custom And Kit Racking
- Metal And Wood Wine Racks Compared
- Why Wine Needs To Be Stored On Its Side When Aged
- How Difficult Is It To Assemble and Install Wine Racks?
- Why Would I Use Wine Racks If They Are Not In A Temperature Controlled Wine Cellar? Why Wouldn't I Just Store My Wine In A Wine Refrigerator?
- What Are The Best Woods To Use For Wine Racks? Do They Need To Be Stained Or Finished?
- Do All Racks Hold All Different Bottle Sizes?
Why Wine Needs To Be Stored On Its Side When Aged
Actually, only about 10% of the wine in the world needs to be aged, the rest is meant for immediate consumption. But there is a reason that 10% benefits from being aged properly in the climate controlled environment. The combination of acid, tannin, alcohol and fruit make wine the most intricate and complex of beverages. Many wines are aged in oak which also impart certain characteristics to wine. When aged in the proper climate, these wines gain complexity in terms of aromas, flavors, texture and overall enjoyment like nothing else can. They also gain value as an investment as the wine auction industry is larger than ever. It is important for wine to be laid on its side when at rest for two reasons. The main one is to keep the cork moist thereby preventing oxidation. The other is when the label is facing up you are able to distinguish if sediment is being formed in the bottle before decanting. So whether you are aging your wine, or just enjoying it as is, storing your wines the proper way is the best way to enhance your overall experience.