Wine Storage 101: Tips and Tricks for Properly Storing Your Wine

Wine Storage 101: Tips and Tricks for Properly Storing Your Wine

  • Rebecca Traynor

Picture this: you've just purchased a few bottles of your favorite wine, and you're excited to crack one open and enjoy a glass. But wait, have you thought about how you're going to store the rest of the bottles? Proper wine storage is essential to ensure that your wine stays fresh and flavorful for as long as possible. In this blog post, we'll share some tips on how to store your wine like a pro and get the most out of each bottle.

When it comes to wine storage, there are several key factors to keep in mind to preserve the quality and longevity of your wine. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

  1. Temperature: The ideal temperature for wine storage is between 45 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit (7 to 18 degrees Celsius). It's essential to keep your wine away from extreme temperatures, such as direct sunlight or heat sources like radiators or stoves.

  2. Humidity: The ideal humidity for wine storage is between 50 and 80 percent. Too much humidity can cause mold and spoilage, while too little can dry out the cork, leading to oxidation and spoilage.

  3. Orientation: Wine bottles should be stored horizontally to keep the cork moist and prevent air from entering the bottle. If the cork dries out, air can seep into the bottle and cause the wine to spoil.

  4. Light: Direct sunlight and fluorescent lighting can damage wine and cause premature aging. It's best to store your wine in a dark place, away from light sources.

  5. Movement: Wine should be stored in a place with minimal vibration, as movement can disturb the sediment in the bottle and affect the wine's flavor.


If you're interested in learning more about proper wine storage or want to try some of our wines for yourself, we'd love to see you at Traynor Vineyard. You can visit us in Prince Edward County, or check out our online store to browse our selection of wines and accessories.

Remember, proper wine storage is key to enjoying your wine to the fullest, so take the time to store your bottles correctly and reap the rewards of a perfectly aged wine. Cheers!