Wine Cellar 101

The most common comment I hear from someone that tells me they want to start a wine cellar is “I drink my wine too fast for it to last.”  Building a wine cellar does take discipline…think of it as saving for retirement.  Here are a couple of tips to get you on your way:-         When you go to a wine store or visit a winery buy two bottles – one to drink now and put one bottle away in a safe spot. -         When you have people over for a party, make sure you have more than enough wine for your party and your good stuff is hidden.  I’ve been to many a party where it is the wee hours of the morning and there is nothing left but someone’s $100 bottle of Silver Oak that ends up getting opened without thought or appreciation for the wine.  Unless you really want to drink it, of course -         Splitting a case of wine with family or friends – Most people shy away from buying a case of wine because of the cost involved in buying so much wine at once and it is only ONE wine.  Join a wine club or get a group of friends to split a case where you share your interesting wine purchase.  You can share a case with 2, 3, 4 or more people! Stay tuned for a future post on how and where to store your wine.

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