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Old 10-21-2011, 02:31 PM   #1
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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?


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Old 10-21-2011, 03:06 PM   #2
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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.


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Old 10-21-2011, 03:38 PM   #3
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If u do store on its side do you give it a spin every so often ?
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:36 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:42 PM   #5
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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
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I wax the cork of my meads, I will keep those for another 10 years.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:15 PM   #7
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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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