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Wine Storage Tips to Ensure Top Quality Wine

Updated: May 17, 2022


DO: Store your wine upright for the first 5 - 7 days.


After that, store your wine on its side in order to keep the cork moist.


Always keep your wine in a cool, dark place, where the temperature is consistent.


Bright light, movement and temperature fluctuations can negatively affect the quality of your wine.


DON'T: There is NO NEED to turn your wine.


NEVER shake a bottle of wine. Red wines will sometimes dust (leave residue on the inside of the bottle). This is normal. Simply decant your wine and allow it to breathe.


Do NOT store your wine on a cement floor. Place your wine boxes on planks of wood to keep them off the floor. Do NOT place your bottles near a heat source.


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