Category Archives for Storing Wine

Millennial Wine Drinkers

Why Millennial Wine Drinkers Need More Space to Store Their Bottles

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Taittinger -Rhys  Wine seller Tom Natan recently noticed a major difference between millennial wine drinkers and older generations: millennials usually buy far more wine, and in greater variety, than their older peers. Over the past few years, he’s seen young wine enthusiasts order case after case of mixed wine from ever...
How to Ship Wine

How to Ship Wine: Use Full-Service Shipments for Added Safety

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Aubert -Latour -2009 Margaux -Ausone  As someone who, when I was younger, used to buy wine exclusively at my favorite shop down the street from my house, I never thought that I’d need to know how to ship wine. However, everything changed for me when I decided to order my first bottle online. Suddenly, I was faced with to...
storage guide for wine collectors

The Ultimate Storage Guide for Wine Collectors: How and Where to Store Your Wine Collection

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Domaine de la Romanee Conti  -Krug -Chateau Lafite-Rothschild  Wine storage isn’t a one-size-fits-all process. A collector who owns a handful of aged wines will have different storage needs than a collector who owns 5,000 ultra-rare vintages. This storage guide for wine collectors will teach you how to analyze your coll...
cellaring champagne

A Guide to Aging Champagne: Sommelier Cara Patricia Higgins on Why It’s Worth Cellaring Champagne

FEATURED WINES: -Bollinger RD -Krug Collection -Dom Perignon P2 -Veuve Clicquot Rosé -Salon -Pierre Peters We do a lot of things with Champagne. We celebrate holidays and weddings with it, we kick off an elaborate meal with glass of racy Blanc de Blancs, and we shoot it out of Champagne guns off yachts in St. Barts (not really, such a waste!). But...
moving your wine collection to a warehouse

This Month in Your Cellar: Moving Your Wine Collection to a Warehouse One Bottle (Or Case) At a Time

I’ve known collectors who love the idea of professional storage, but they’re too afraid to do it because they fear that if anything goes wrong during shipping, they’ll lose every bottle they own. I get it–even though a professional warehouse may be the safest place for your wine, getting a large number of bottles there takes weeks of pl...
best place to store open wine

Is a Refrigerator the Best Place to Store Open Wine Bottles?

My grandmother always told me that I should never keep open Champagne overnight. When I got older, I decided to test this theory. Early one evening, I got more than halfway through a bottle of Moet & Chandon (don’t ask me why I opened it knowing I wouldn’t finish it) and since I didn’t want to dump the remaining bottle, I sealed it tightl...