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					Factors to Consider When Storing Wine

Since its inception, wine has long been considered as one of the most
popular and most well loved beverages.

Wine is an alcoholic drink that is manufactured through the process of
fermentation, where the sugar content of the organic material from which
the wine is made are usually grapes converted into alcohol by utilizing
yeast.

With the complexity of producing wine, most of these alcoholic beverages
are classified into many categories, depending on the style, vintage,
vinification process, taste, and quality.

However, whatever type of wine being purchased, one of the greatest and
the most important factors is that most wine lovers consider the way they
are being stored. This is because a good class of wine is never too good
enough if it is stored inappropriately. It is extremely important to
store wines in proper places in order to preserve its flavor and
richness.

There are many factors to be considered when storing wine. To know more,
here is a list of some of the important factors that must be considered
when storing wine.

1. Humidity

When storing wine, it is important to take note of the room’s humidity.
This is because extreme humidity can gradually decrease the quality of
the cork. When the cork is destroyed, the aroma or flavor of the wine is
gradually dispensed.

The appropriate amount of humidity when storing wines ranges from 50% to
80%. However, the ideal humidity should fall on the 70% mark.

The idea here is that humidity doesn't directly affect the wine itself.
The materials like the cork or cardboard boxes are the ones that acquire
greater impact. Once destroyed, it can have an effect on the wine as they
already allow some air or any particles that are exposed to the wine.

2. Temperature

Among all the many factors that must be considered when storing wine is
temperature. This is because irregular and erratic temperature changes
will greatly affect the overall quality of the wine. In most cases, wines
age prematurely when exposed to unstable temperatures.

The ideal temperature when storing wine should range from 50° to 55° F.

3. Dimness or Level of Obscurity

Light will hastily age wine. Wine stored in clear bottles will age faster
than those kept in colored bottles.
However, light can seep though colored bottles as well as clear. The
direct effect of the ultraviolet rays of the sun will give the wine a
distasteful odor and may eventually damage it.

Indeed, storage is extremely important in identifying the quality of
wines. In fact, well-kept wines usually cost more. That is how important
storage can be.

				
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