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Six expert tips for cellar care
Six expert tips for cellar care
As with any household items, housekeeping is essential for the long-term efficiency of your wine cabinet. It’s also the perfect opportunity to reorganise your cellar based on your “drink now” and “drink later” wines, and to update your Vintec Club virtual cellar management tool.
Guide to serving temperatures
Guide to serving temperatures
There is a common perception that white wines should be served chilled and red wines at room temperature. However, abiding by this simple rule will probably mean you’ll never really enjoy your wine at its best. Nothing spoils a wine more than serving it at the wrong temperature.
The benefits of buying “En Primeur”
The benefits of buying “En Primeur”
“En Primeur” is a French wine trade term for wine which is sold as a “future”, ie. before it is bottled. En Primeur therefore also means buying wine at its very first offering price.
Four tips for your wine collection
Four tips for your wine collection
Four key points to remember when selecting wine to cellar:
To cellar or not to cellar: which wines to store away
To cellar or not to cellar: which wines to store away
Sixteen years ago a survey ordered by the wine industry found that on average, a bottle of wine in Australia was kept less than 24 hours after its purchase.
Are Wine Cabinets a Good Investment?
Are Wine Cabinets a Good Investment?
If you don’t have a wine cabinet or a proper underground cellar, and that store your wine at room temperature or in an area where temperatures exceed 20°C, your wine will be affected within a couple of months.
How to choose a good wine cabinet
How to choose a good wine cabinet
Whether you like to drink your wine young or let it age gracefully, it is a well-known fact that you must store it in a climate-controlled environment if you want to protect it from spoiling.
From the cellar to the table: when’s the right time?
From the cellar to the table: when’s the right time?
True or false: “Prior to opening a bottle, I should bring it up from the cellar 48 hours in advance, stand it upright and leave it at room temperature?”
Do you know how to pair cheese and wine?
Do you know how to pair cheese and wine?
There are some things in life that are destined to be together: pen and paper, gin and tonic, tea and biscuits, to name a few. Another pairing that you could add to the list is cheese and wine, and this simple combination is often an intriguing talking point at many evening occasions.
Wine climate control systems: Compressors vs. Thermoelectric
Wine climate control systems: Compressors vs. Thermoelectric
We are often asked what the best refrigeration system is when looking for a wine cabinet: compressor technology or thermoelectric cooling?
When to uncork your wine
When to uncork your wine
Whether you’ve stored it in a cellar for many years, or whether it’s a recent vintage you’ve just acquired, wine will generally enjoy a little breathing time.
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