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    Storing wine

    Store WineIf you are buying wine to lay down, the problem is where to keep it. Having made the investment it is essential to store the wine properly until it is ready for drinking. The ideal store is the old-fashioned cellar, where the air temperature is constant, the humidity is not too high and there is a reasonable flow of air. Modem architecture, however, means few of us have this luxury.

    The main requirement in choosing storage space is finding a place where the temperature does not fluctuate. Wine can withstand cold but it cannot cope with constantly changing temperatures. There is a lot of nonsense talked about correct temperatures, but obviously a storage spot next to the hot water boiler is not suitable, nor is a space in the attic, where the sun’s heat can raise the temperature by many degrees each day, before it plunges back down during the night.