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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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