For some people wine is a big part of their lives. Tasting it. Collecting it. Sharing it with friends and family members. Climate Control Company can help enhance and protect your wine experience with a custom designed wine room for your Glenwood Springs, Aspen, or Vail, CO home.
Why this is important
Quality wine must be aged to reach its peak flavor, but it must be aged in a controlled environment. If you are serious about your hobby, you can’t just plug in a portable air conditioner or install a window unit and call it a wine room.
Stability is the key
While the temperature and humidity are important (more on that in a moment) what’s really critical is stability. Temperature fluctuations of more than 5℉ are considered unacceptable. This takes a sophisticated climate control system.
This is a good time to point out the ideal storage temperature is different from the ideal serving temperature. Fifty-five degrees is generally considered ideal for storing red AND white wine even though the serving temperature is much different. When the wine is stored at a warmer temperature it can age more rapidly which tends to bring out undesirable flavors. A low temperature slows the aging process. This isn’t desirable either but is not as damaging as being too warm.
Dry air is bad for wine storage. It causes the cork to dry out and shrink. This allows more air to come in contact with the wine. This is also why wine should ALWAYS be stored on its side. This keeps the bottom of the cork from drying out. To preserve the exposed top of the cork the humidity in your wine room should be between 60 and 80 percent.
Variety of choices
If a new wine room or cellar sounds exciting to you, call Climate Control Company today so we can talk about the variety of choices available. Also keep in mind this is an investment as an attractive home wine cellar can add value to your Glenwood Springs, Aspen, or Vail, CO home. Some real estate experts say there is more demand from buyers for wine cellars than in-home theaters. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more great information like this.