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How to Store Wine in an Apartment
People tend to think that you have to be a homeowner or renting a home in order to store wine. Well, it is time to dispel that myth. Storing wine in an apartment can be achieved if simple steps are taken to ensure that the integrity of the wine is not compromised. Here are some tips that can help you find ways you can store wine in an apartment.
Storing Wine in an Apartment
- Air Conditioned Unit-
Apartment dwellers can store their wine safely in their apartment if they keep an air conditioner running all year round. This can become quite expensive if you happen to pay utilities. Hopefully, you are in an apartment in which utilities are included.
- Store in Refrigerator-
Some wines can be safely stored in the refrigerator without a loss of flavor. Sparkling wines can one type of wine that can be stored in the fridge. Red wines on the other hand prefer higher temperatures. Do not store these in the fridge as you will notice a difference in taste.
- Spare Closet-
You can store wine in one of your spare closets. If you do not have a spare closet, make space in one to hold your wine collection. It is important that this closet is not in a room where there is a fluctuation in heat. Never store wine in a kitchen closet as it will spoil the wine, perhaps faster than you can drink it.
- Wine Racks-
Purchase a couple of small wine racks that can fit on a shelf in your spare closet. This will be able to hold your wine collection safely until you are ready to use it. Remember to leave a lot of area around the wine rack free from other objects. Having it near other items will only cause the temperature to rise. The bottles of wine must have a free air flow circulating around the bottles at all time in order to keep them at the optimal temperature.
- Wine Cooler-
Another thing that you can purchase to keep your wine at the proper temperature is a wine cooler. There are many models on the market for you to choose from. Think about the size of your apartment and where you are going to store the cooler before you go ahead and purchase one.
Apartment dwellers can enjoy a drink of wine at mealtime or at their leisure, once they follow the above tips on where to how to store wine in an apartment. It is important to remember to limit the amount of wine that you purchase at one time. By stocking up on a couple of bottles of your favorite types will also help to ensure that the wine you taste, tastes as it should.