Vibration and ventilation: One’s fatal, the other’s divine
Don’t shake, rattle or roll the body out of your wine. Don’t let odor build-up harm bottle corks and labels.
Vibration disturbs the slow process of biochemical evolution in wine and is often fatal to “finer crus”.
For long-term storage, wall anchored wooden racks are typically the best option as the wood dampens any micro-vibration, and wall anchoring helps to eliminate any sway in the racks. Woods like redwood, non-aromatic cedar and mahogany are best for your racking system because they respond well to the cool, moist environment of a wine cellar and it does not impart any negative odor that may be absorbed into the bottle as the wine ages.
View our selection of wood wine racks for cellar and open area storage. These wooden racks have smooth radius edge which helps prevent vintage label tearing or damage.
Proper ventilation is critical for long-term wine storage as it allows for sufficient air-flow to help eliminate odor build-up or mold, which can harm wine bottle corks and labels.
During wine cellar planning and construction, it is critical to include an adequate method of ventilation and air-flow. Many cellar cooling units are designed to provide optimal filtration and ventilation solutions for cellars of varying sizes.
View our line-up of wine cellar cooling units to optimize your wine cellar environment. Look for the cellar cooling unit model comparison chart.
This is the last post in Rosehill’s five-part series on proper wine storage.
Thanks for reading Rosehill’s Proper Wine Storage series. In case you missed any entries, here they are for your enjoyment:
Part One: Temperature – Proper Wine Storage is Key to Great Tasting Wine
Part Two: Humidity – Proper Wine Storage is Key to Great Tasting Wine
Part Three: Light – Proper Wine Storage is Key to Great Tasting Wine
Part Four: Storage Angle – Proper Wine Storage is Key to Great Tasting Wine
Part Five: Vibration & ventilation – Proper Wine Storage is Key to Great Tasting Wine