Storing your valued wine collection should be enjoyable and hassle-free; it shouldn’t become a chore! However, this isn’t always the case when you have what seems like an endless amount of bottles. Whether it’s a small collection that is kept within a single rack or a whole room filled with wine, our range of wine rack and cellar accessories will help maintain and improve how you manage your collection of wine.
Wineware stock a whole host of accessories that are suited to enhancing your wine rack or wine cellar. Our primary focus is on protecting the wine you’re storing within your rack, whether it’s the bottle itself or the wine label. It’s also vitally important to quickly identify which bottle of wine you’re looking for and which part of the rack or area to which you can add additional bottles.
How to: Protect my wine bottles
Wineware has some brilliant ways to protect wine when it’s stored within a wine rack. The cost-effective netted wine bottle protector sleeves are one way. These white polypropylene sleeves slot over the top of the bottle and sit at the widest point, vitally covering the wine’s label. They easily stretch and are very flexible, so they fit most shaped and sized bottles which you choose to protect in this manner.
Secondly, Wineware’s very own plastic wine bottle protector bags. These see-through plastic ‘bags’ keeps your bottle, and more importantly, the wines label fully protected from any dust, dampness, spills and leakages. A large majority of the value of a wine is from a pristine and un-harmed label that signals which wine it is. You must fully protect the bottle and ‘untouched’ if you’re looking to sell your wine one day possibly. Even if you’re not looking to sell, just having a clean, pristine label on the bottle to enhance your dining table and impress your guests/customers makes all the difference!
To protect your bottles to the fullest when stored within a rack, we highly recommend that you use either or both of these cost-effective and straightforward solutions simultaneously.
How to: Organise my wine collection
If you have an extensive collection of different wines, trying to find the bottle you’re looking for can sometimes be a bit of a struggle. Using the simple and cost-effective wine bottle neck tags solution will help when looking for that special bottle to serve with your dinner.
We stock a varied range of bottleneck tags in different pack quantities and other materials, e.g. paper, plastic or card. The card bottle neck tags are re-usable depending on the writing implement used, so once you’ve withdrawn a bottle, enjoyed the wine, you can re-use the tag!
How to: Record my wine collection
With extensive wine collections, recording where you have certain bottles, like the type of wine, the vintage or the area in the World it’s from, is an excellent way to store your wine. Writing and keeping a note of where in the rack or the room you have your bottles is the best way to identify and locate your wine successfully.
Use our leather-bound wine log to record where you’ve stored your bottles. A popular method is a bit like the game ‘battleships’. Each ‘hole’ within the rack has a different outcome, so using the formula of columns and rows is highly recommended.
How to: Measure the humidity within a wine cellar/wine room
When storing wine, the area/space mustn’t exceed 75% humidity. Wine needs to be held at this level so that wines with traditional corks don’t dry out. If the cork does begin to dry out, it can allow oxygen to infiltrate into the bottle, filling the ’empty’ space and tarnishing the wine. Keeping an eye on the humidity levels is vital, so why not use our very own, easy use and read Thermo Hygrometer.
This wonderful instrument displays both the temperature and humidity at the same time. It has the facility to show where the temperature or humidity has been high and low since you last checked.
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