There is a lot to learn if you are interested in starting a wine collection. First, one of the most common misunderstandings is that all wines taste better with aging. In fact, inexpensive wines must be consumed within six months to a year. The most luxurious wines are meant to mature over time and are best when aged.
If you are just starting to collect wine, you can use the storage rack. When using storage racks, make sure you understand proper wine storage conditions, including light, humidity, and temperatures. You can learn more about the different types of wine cabinet through various websites.
Temperature is perhaps the most important factor for proper storage. Ideal temperatures should be between 45 and 55 F. It can range from just above freezing to nearly seventy degrees Fahrenheit. Extreme temperature conditions can cause problems. If stored in too cold conditions, the cork can shrink, letting air in and when the temperature is too warm, the wine can age faster than it should.
Holding the bottles at an angle allows the wines to retain the moisture in the cork, resulting in a pleasant taste to the wine. On top of that, it prevents the cork from drying out, allowing air to leak into the bottle. The Romans, dating back to history, designed the storage of wine drinks as wine barrels. They did not realize that these barrels were gigantic and heavy.