Vint: How To Store Wine The Right Way

Richmond, VA based Vint would like to reach out to the wider public and share some tips on how to store wine. Many of these tips can also be found in a blog post published on the company’s website.

Wine investments have been growing in popularity in recent years as more and more people have started dipping their toes into new and different types of investments. This rise in popularity is due to the fact that wine can be very profitable for investors. For example, a bottle of 1947 Cheval Blanc was bought for more than $300,000 back in 2010. A decade earlier than that, a bottle of Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon was sold for $500,000. The potential profit that wine investments can bring attracts many people to try their hand at it.

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However, those who are new to the wine investment scene must know that there are a lot of factors to consider when investing in wine. One such factor is wine storage. This may seem like a simple task at first to some, but in reality there are a lot of aspects to take into account when storing wine. The environment, the conditions, the position of the wine bottle and so on contribute to the potential quality and value of the wine. Fortunately, Vint has shared a lot of useful information that people can use in their pursuit of fine wine investing.

The first thing to consider when storing wine is the temperature. Wine does best when stored at temperatures that are neither too hot nor too cold. The ideal temperature for wine is usually around 54°F - 55°F (12°C - 13°C) as high temperatures may alter the flavor of the wine and damage the seal, leading to a serious drop in its quality and value. The temperature in which wine is stored must also be consistent in order to maintain and even increase the wine’s value. To ensure that wine is stored consistently at the ideal temperatures, Vint recommends the usage of wine fridges. The use of a wine fridge allows wine investors to always maintain control over the bottles’ temperature without much difficulty.

Humidity also plays a role in wine storage as some humidity is needed to stop the cork from drying out. Controlling humidity maintains the integrity of wine labels and capsules, which are both important to wine collectors as well. The preferred humidity levels for wine storage is between 50% and 70%. Some potential wine investors may not have rooms that have these humidity levels. In such situations, they may want to store their wines in dedicated wine storage facilities where the humidity is kept at ideal levels at all times.

The next thing to consider when storing wine is the lighting conditions. Wine is best stored in rooms without much light as excess light can cause temperature increases, leading to bottle damage. UV lights and artificial lights must also be avoided. Wine storage areas must be dark as often as possible. This is part of the reason why many people choose to store wine in their cellars. When wine investors need to turn on the lights to browse and check on their wines, they must only do so for short periods of time.

The last factor to consider is the position of the wine bottle as it is stored. The cork and the wine must maintain contact at all times to keep the cork moist. In order to do this, wine should be kept on its side. There are all kinds of wine storage solutions that were designed to keep wines in this position. Some examples are free-standing racks and wall mounts. Wines that come in wooden boxes can also be kept in the boxes as they will not have a negative impact on the wine as long as the temperature does not fluctuate.

There is a great deal that has to be considered when storing wine, and some may not want to get bogged down in the details. Fortunately, Vint is ready to provide their assistance to everyone who wishes to invest in wine. When clients invest with Vint, they will not have to worry about wine storage or the other stressful processes that come with wine investing. Vint takes care of everything, from sourcing to storage and even the sale of the wine.

Those interested in wine investing may check out Vint’s website for more details.

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Nick King
(804) 833-7974
Richmond, VA