Wine cooling units are expensive. They can run thousands of dollars. Plus many of them must be assembled and then there’s the problem of where to place this unit in your home. You may not have a large home or a basement room where you can keep a wine storage unit. That’s where Simply Self Storage comes in.
We know your wine collection is important to you. It must be stored properly or you could lose thousands of dollars’ worth of precious wines. For a modest fee each month you can easily and conveniently store your wine collection at your local Simply Self Storage.
The Napa Valley holds some wonderful vineyards where a wine-lover can find the wine of his choice. A tour the “Wine Country” is a relaxing and educational adventure for the whole family. Whether you only know a little about wines and wine storage or a lot, we have put together some helpful tips on wine storage.
Wines must be stored in a cool, dark place. Direct sunlight or even fluorescent light can cause wine to be ‘light struck,’ which gives it an unpleasant odor. That’s why most bottlers use the darker bottles. They offer better protection against harmful light. If you can’t keep your bottles entirely out of the light, then it helps to wrap them in cloth.
Did you ever wonder why you always see wine stored on its side? If stored upright for a long period of time, the corks will dry out. Once this happens, air eventually gets to the wine causing spoilage. Most wine connoisseurs store their wine label side up. This makes it easier to notice any sediments that could have formed in the wine during storage.
Keep the temperature constant. This is especially important if wine is to be stored for long periods of time, say over one year. Temperatures should not exceed 75˚F (24°C). At 75°F, wine will begin to oxidize. Most wine enthusiasts agree that the ideal temperature for storing a varied wine collection is 54°F (12.2°C). If temps drop below 54°F for brief periods of time, this will only slow down the aging process but won’t harm the wine.
If you are a serious wine collector, then the best method of storing your wine is to simply bring it down to the local Simply Self Storage. There are dozens of Simply Self Storage facilities located all over the U.S. including California and Florida. In fact the Osprey Self Storage facility is well-equipped to handle all your wine storage needs.
From A to Z, Allentown Self Storage to Zionsville Self Storage, you can find a convenient location in your neighborhood that will have adequate wine storage facilities. Don’t trust your precious wine collection to amateurs or to chance.