It’s important to keep your wine cellar safe, because if it isn’t, you could be faced with a variety of problems. For example, moisture can cause mold growth and the cork will dry out. Oxygen in the air is also an issue. If there are any leaks in your wine cellar or cracks in the ceiling, oxygen can seep inside and cause oxidation which leads to spoilage. It’s not just temperature that matters either; humidity levels should be monitored as well since they can condense on surfaces within your wine cellar causing damage too!
If you want to make sure that everything goes smoothly for years to come then take some time now to find out how best to protect your investment by taking steps towards making your wine cellar a safe environment.
Doing this will ensure that you get the most out of your wine collection and it will also make sure that everything remains in good condition for as long as possible.
In order to have a safe wine cellar, you need to do the following:
- Keep it at an even temperature year round – ideally about 52 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything too hot or cold can damage your wines and affect their taste so finding this balance is key. Temperature should also be consistent all day long which means that if there are any fluctuations, you should take measures to fix it.
- Keep humidity low which means that if there are cracks or leaks in your wine cellar then they need to be fixed immediately. You can buy a hygrometer (a device used for measuring relative humidity) and monitor the levels yourself but you might prefer having an expert do this for you.
- Ensure that your wine cellar is sealed. You also need to make sure there are no moisture issues if you want the best possible storage conditions for wines of all kinds. There should be absolutely no leaks, anywhere in or around your wine cellar and it needs to have a tight door seal too so that humidity doesn’t seep out into other parts of your home.
- Keep it dark too since this will help keep the wines at their best quality, especially if you have strong lighting in other parts of your house that can permeate into the wine cellar and alter its temperature or humidity levels.
- If there are any issues with mold growth on surfaces within your wine cellar which are not able to be fixed, then you should consider getting rid of all the wines within it. Obviously this is something that needs to happen very quickly so hiring professionals who are used to doing just this might be your best bet!
In conclusion, if you don’t want to suffer from any of the above issues then it is important that you take steps now to protect your wine cellar against them by storing bottles in a safe place where they can be protected from all angles!The Importance of Safe Storage for Your Wine Cellar
Carlo DeRose is a connoisseur of wines and wineries, passionate about the culture surrounding them. He founded Italian Wine Merchant to share his knowledge with others and introduce new wine enthusiasts to the world of wine tasting. Carlo’s blog is an educational resource for anyone looking to learn more about wines from Italy or anywhere else in the world!