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Wine Cellars and Wine Refrigerators Are Not Created Equal

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Photo By: Certified Wine Cellars There is a common misconception that wine cellars and wine refrigerators can be used interchangeably. It is true that in a handful of circumstances, wine lovers can utilize cellars and refrigerators similarly. However, wine cellars are the best option for long-term storage and aging of most wine for three primary

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Does a Wine Cellar Add Value to Your Home

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Does a Wine Cellar Add Value to Your Home? For the passionate wine lover, a cellar can be an essential part of a home’s living space, every bit as important as the living room, bath, or kitchen. But does it add to the value of a home? Value can be defined in several different ways,

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What Else Can You Put in Your Wine Cellar?

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Wine lovers tend to be passionate, worldly people and get into many different epicurean interests: Food and drink, music, travel, the arts, and more. Whether you’re already the owner of a wine cellar and just wondering, “what else can I put in here,” or maybe you just purchased a home with one but aren’t quite

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How Often Should You Turn the Wine Bottles In Your Cellar?

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If you’re a wine collector you may have heard that you should physically turn the bottles in your cellar (more specifically, the reds) from time-to-time in order to prevent sediment from collecting inside the bottle. The good news is that you can save yourself the trouble: cellared wines don’t need to be turned at all.

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Wine Collection Insurance

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Why Insure Your Fine Wine Collection? If something happened to your collection, would you be willing to pay for the replacement value of your fine wine collection in cash? Most homeowners insurance policies do not cover losses to wine collections.  The most common losses in wine collections come from power outages, temperature control system failures,

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How Humidity Affects Wine

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Wine Storage Humidity Humidity is a critical, yet often overlooked feature in wine cellar design. A relative humidity (RH) of 50% to 70% is recognized as an adequate wine cellar humidity level, with 60% the ideal. Without ideal humidity, wine quality may be affected in a number of ways. When the humidity is higher than

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Wine Storage Temperature and Humidity

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As experts in the wine cellar, Wine Guardian is here to provide you not only with the products and systems you need to preserve your wine collection – but with knowledge and expertise as well. Look around our site and you'll find some basic tips relating to wine storage, beginning here with with ideal temperature

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How Wine Ages & Improves

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With help from some experts, you can have wine storage and aging down to a science. Wine aging, and its ability to potentially improve wine quality, distinguishes it from most other consumable goods. While wine is perishable and can deteriorate significantly, proper wine storage facilitates complex chemical reactions involving sugars, acids and other phenolic compounds,

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Wine Storage Temperature vs Serving Temperature

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To enjoy your wine collection at its finest, temperature matters. When it comes to serving wine, one of the most critical guidelines is also among the most commonly overlooked. We’re talking about wine temperature. Incorrect wine temperatures affect both the taste and the nose of wine. Not only do wine temperatures vary by type of

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