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Wine Storage for Beginners

Wine storage can seem like a foreign concept for novice wine drinkers.  I didn’t even think about wine storage when I first started drinking wine because I immediately drank everything I purchased.  Things changed when I started buying six bottles at a time at the grocery store to take advantage of the discount and Tim took me on my first trip to Napa.  Over a few months, we built up a little collection with no storage plan.  It gives me shivers now, but we placed the cases of wine in a storage area under our stairs where the temperature fluctuates and at times can be very warm.  I had no idea this was a bad idea until I took my first wine class.  Keep reading below so you don’t make the same mistakes I did when it came to wine storage. (more…)

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