If you are making wine at home, you need to know about storing homemade wine properly to keep it in the best possible condition. The process begins with bottling and takes in storage, temperature control and more. Here’s our guide to getting the job right:
You can buy wine making kits to get the best out of your home wine brewing.
The best way to transfer wine from your secondary fermenter is by siphoning. This removes any unwanted sediments and minimises the air entering your wine while bottling. It would help if you filled your bottles up to approximately one cm below the bottom of the cork when the bottle is stood upright.
The easiest way to add a cork is to use a corking machine. They are inexpensive and an excellent investment. Just remember these points about corks:
All newly filled wine bottles should be stored in an upright position for around 2-3 days to allow surplus air to seep out. After this, you should store wine bottles sideways to enable contact between the cork and wine.
The moisture from the homemade wine will cause the cork to expand. This creates a secure vacuum that successfully seals your wine from the air!
Wine storage at home needs thought, too. Homemade wine needs to be stored in a place with the right temperature and humidity, free from light and vibration, to allow it to mature properly. Please see our ‘How to Store Wine At Home Guide’ for more detailed information.
Also, check out our range of wine cabinets if you don’t have an appropriate cellar!
In short, follow these tips, and you won’t go far wrong:
Wineware has a fantastic array of equipment to help with your wine storage. From thermometers to dehumidifiers, neck tags and wine bags, all the equipment you will need to make the most out of your homemade wine collection.
Don’t forget to take a look at our great range of wine racks, too.
Wine needs to mature slowly and for different periods for reds and whites.
Keeping a whole cellar of homemade wine can be a complicated business, so why not look at our range of cellar books, which will help keep your collection in order?
After all the effort you’ve put into your home winemaking, you want to make sure you’ll get the best drinking experience. Decanting wine is a great ritual and heightens the experience. Still, it is also essential for exposing the wine to as much air as possible before serving – a crucial part of wine appreciation.
At Wineware, we have all the equipment you’ll need to appreciate your wine correctly.
Looking after your homemade wine collection is nearly as much fun as making it, so to make the experience of caring for your collection even better, we have got a brilliant selection of accessories.
If you need wine bottle neck tags to keep track of your collection, we have a great selection. If you are taking your precious wine to friends, then check out our range of wine bags. Opening your wine won’t be a problem either, with one of our easy to use corkscrews.
If you plan on a night in with friends and your latest bottles, then we have the complete range of glassware you need to fully enjoy the flavours of your wine, including specially designed tasting equipment used by the professionals.
If you require any other advice or information regarding topics in this guide or any products on our website, please contact us.
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