Most of us are quite happy to pick up the odd bottle of wine at a local supermarket, preferably one which is on offer, but if you have a more refined taste for wine then nothing can be more enjoyable than setting up your very own wine cellar where you will be able to store your bottled treasures.
The best place to store wine is in a cellar, a north-facing room, or a cupboard as long as it stays at a consistent temperature between 10°C and 13°C, will keep at its best. It also has to be kept out of direct sunlight. The consistency of the temperature is apparently more important than the actual temperature, so it’s important to make sure that you avoid any fluctuations, the best way to keep an eye on the temperature is by investing in a Hygrometer/Humidity Temperature Monitor Meter which will display the maximum and minimum levels. A room that is too dry could dry out the corks, but have one too damp and the labels will start to peel.
Wine bottles need to be stored on their sides, as this also prevents the corks from drying out. There are lots of different types of wine cellar racks available in the market place, to fit any available space.
If you are looking to buy a house where you could install a wine cellar then Goodfellows Carshalton has this five bedroom detached property complete with cellar for offers in excess of £800,000.
- Five Bedroom
- Popular Purley Location
- EPC EER Rating: D
For more information please contact on Carshalton Beeches 020 8773 2424 or follow the link.