Wine Storage and Options in Singapore


# **How to properly store wine** We have gotten many questions about how to properly store wine and whether wine storage is really needed. With regards to temperature, ideal long-term storage conditions for wine is around 10-12 degrees Celsius with a little bit of humidity so that the corks do not dry out. Above all, you'd want your wine stored in darkness under constant conditions. If temperature and humidity fluctuates, this means that corks will expand and contract which can affect the amount of oxygen that the wine is exposed to and rapidly accelerate aging. You'll also want the wines lying down so that the corks do not dry out. This of course assumes your wine is closed with a cork so less of a issue for screwcaps used by many wineries in especially Australia and New Zealand these days. With regards to temperature, warmer storage conditions will accelerate the aging of wine. So in case you'd like to drink your young Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon early, it may be to your advantage to store it at constant room temperature rather than under ideal long-term conditions. In fact, for short-term storage, there is not much impact on the flavor profile of wine if you store wine at 20 degrees Celsius or 10 degrees Celsius. Many of you keeping wine at home in kitchen cupboards will already have figured this out. The chart below if from the book "Understanding Wine Chemistry" by Andrew Waterhouse, Gavin Sacks and David Jeffrey. Image1-storage-winechemisty-waterhouse As you can see from the above, there is not much short-term flavor impact of storing either Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon at 20 degrees Celsius or 10 degrees Celsius. However, high temperature of 40 degrees Celsius clearly damages wine quickly. With this in mind, we have sourced you a number of different wine storage options in Singapore below: - **[Extra Space](** - **[Primeur Cellars](** - **[Store Friendly](** - **[Wine Banc](** - **[Wine Vault](** We hope that the above gives you enough options to solve any wine storage needs you may have. by Andreas Birnik