How to keep wine at house

As important as making a good wine is to keep it. And in that any consumer enters the game. When you take your bottle of wine home from the store, you have to take care of certain aspects for a proper conservation of it.
It is always worth remembering the basic tips, especially now that, surely, we will treasure many wines at home for the Christmas dinners or even as a gift for the same dates.

• The first thing to know is that the wines are best kept lying down, store corked wine bottles on their sides. If they are stored upright for a long amount of time, the corks will dry out, and air will eventually get to the wine, spoiling it. If you store it label side up, it'll be easier to spot any sediments that may have formed in the wine over time when you do eventually pick it up. And that is also useful for cavas or sparkling wines.
Keep it in the dark. Store all wines away from light, especially direct sunlight and fluorescent fixtures. UV rays can cause wine to be 'light struck,' giving them an unpleasant smell. Darker bottles are better protected and some bottles have UV filters built into the glass, but enough UV rays can still penetrate to ruin the wine. If you can't keep a bottle entirely out of the light, keep it lightly wrapped up in a cloth, or simply put the bottle inside a box out of the way. If it does get exposed to light occasionally, try to make sure it's light from incandescent or sodium vapor lamps
Regarding the time of conservation, there are many variables. But we can give general lines. Young, pink and white wines without barrel can be kept for not more than a year. Cavas, champagnes and sparkling wines will hold us between 2 and 3 years. By the way, and since we talk about time, a young wine will always be young even if we keep it twenty years.
Don't move the wine. If possible, store the wines in such a way that you don't need to move them in order to reach a bottle to drink. Try not to move a bottle at all once it is stored. Even vibrations from heavy traffic, motors, or generators may negatively affect the wine.
• If you do not have a wine cellar or wine cellar at home, take care that your wines are kept between 14 and 16 degrees, and that there are not many thermal variations.
Cork? Better natural because it allows you to contact the right amount of oxygen with the wine and adapts to the internal irregularities of the bottleneck.
Isolate the wine. Remember that wine "breathes", so don't store it with anything that has a strong smell, as the smell will permeate through the cork and taint the wine. Good ventilation may help prevent musty odors from entering the wine.
Adjust the temperature before serving. Different wines taste best at slightly different temperatures, which may vary from the temperature in which they were stored. Right before drinking the wine, allow the temperature to rise or fall to the appropriate serving temperature:
o Blush, rose and dry white wines: 46-57ºF (8-14ºC)
o Sparkling wines and champagne: 43-47ºF (6-8ºC)
o Light red wine: 55ºF (13ºC)
o Deep red wines: 59-66ºF (15-19ºC).
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