How Should I Store My Wine to Make it Last Longer?



Storing your wine, no matter what type of wine that you get, can be a challenge. You want to make sure that the environment is perfect so that the wine can last a long time and will still taste delicious when you are done with it. There are a few rules that you can follow when it comes to storing your wine and these include:

# When you have a bottle of wine that is not opened yet, you need to store it in a cool and dark place. Mid-range levels of humidity, which is between 50 to 70%, are ideal for these wines.

# Most wines will be best if you are able to keep them in an area where the temperature will stay steady. Wine needs to be stored close to 55 degrees. You can go within a range of 45 to 60 degrees if you need.

# It is a good idea to store wines horizontally rather than standing them up. This is especially good if they have a cork rather than a screw top on them.

# After you have opened one of your bottles of wine, you will need to use a rubber stopper or re-cork it to make sure that it will be good for three to five days.

# Once you join a wine club, you may find that there are a lot of wines that you would like to try out. If you do plan to store a bunch of wine, or you want to store it for a longer period of time, consider a wine fridge. This will help you keep the wine safe and at the right humidity and temperature.

# Most wines are not going to see that much benefit from aging beyond what the producer will do. Anything that you purchase at a store is already done and you can drink it for a while. It could store for up to five years if you are not going to take it right away, but you don’t need to store it that long if you want to drink it right away.


When you join a BC wine club, you may find that there are many great wines to choose from. Storing these wines in the proper manner will help them to last longer and can give you some of the great tastes that you need any night of the week. Storing the wine well will give you a chance to try out all of the different types of wines that the wine club has to offer, without the risk of it not tasting amazing each time.