After You Bottle

Caring for

Your Wine

There is always a risk of wine spoiling in barrels, carboys, demijohns and even gallons. Wine in a soundly corked bottle is less likely to go bad.

Know This First

When you first bring home the wine you bottled at Corks Winery in Kingston, ON

After the wine has been bottled, it should be left standing upright in the boxes for at least 5 to 7 days after which the bottle must be out on their sides. This procedure keeps the cork from drying out and shrinking thereby letting air into the bottle and spoiling your wine.

Other Important Factors when Storing Your Wine

When storing your wine, the factors to consider are temperature, vibration, light and humidity. The ideal cellar will be dark. Moderately humid, with a constant temperature that is between 60 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

Detailed list of Factors

The temperature must be constant with no great and sudden fluctuations.

Moderately humid, with a constant temperature that is between 60 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature must be constant with no great and sudden fluctuations.

The wine should be consumed when YOU think it is ready to drink, but be aware of the fact that when a wine is young, it is fruity, light and without any real definition.

To fully appreciate the subtle characteristics of your wine, allow it to age a minimum of 3 to 6 months and serve it at the right temperature. Letting it breath at least one hour before serving.

Time to Drink Your Wine

When serving wine it is important to bring all wines to the correct temperature slowly and gently.

White wines should be served cold but not too chilled, a rule of thumb, when serving white wine is, to serve it at the temperature of ice water. This allows the full flavor and bouquet of the wine to tantalize your palette and nose.

Red wine should be served at room temperature (about 65 degrees). When serving more than one wine, be sure to serve them in the following order: Light before full, dry before sweet. Young before old and dry white wine before red wine.

Fine Wine Making

is Our Passion!

Come in and find out just how passionate about fine wine crafting and why. A quick talk with Doug or his staff will quickly show you just how much we love what we do.

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