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nwaite 10-21-2011 02:31 PM

best way to store?
If I'm saving home made wines what's the best way to store it? Cool,dark and on its side? Should I wax the top? Or in the frig?

nebben 10-21-2011 03:06 PM

I have a case of port that I've got on its side. So far no leaks, and the corks seem to be holding up well.

nwaite 10-21-2011 03:38 PM

If u do store on its side do you give it a spin every so often ?

BryanThompson 10-21-2011 05:36 PM

Cool not cold, dark and on it's side. I don't touch my stuff until I am ready to drink it. Wax seems like it would prevent the micro-oxygenation that helps wines age.

nwaite 10-21-2011 08:42 PM

Ya I don't know about the wax thing... Iv just seen pics of old wine with it on it. Thought it would look cool :)

RedOctober 10-21-2011 10:02 PM

I wax the cork of my meads, I will keep those for another 10 years. :)

Atek 10-21-2011 10:15 PM

It probably depends on how long you would want to age it. Micro-oxygenation would kill a wine once it got past a certain age correct? So wax sealing would allow you to age the wine longer would it not?

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