In this section we will give you the tips how to keep your wine and to store it, a map of the main vineyards, this section will be expanded step-by-step with Hungarian and Moldovian wines.
How to classify your wine?
How to store your wine?
There are no pre-established rules, the aim is to find the bottle we are looking for, and not to discover a bottle 5 years later because it was hidden and therefore forgotten … however here is what we suggest to our customers:
- The bottles are kept lying down except alcohol, cider, and some champagne wines that are kept standing.
- Always keep the white wines at the bottom of the cellar (the heat rises)
- Sort by type of bottles (Bordeaux, Alsace, Burgundy), they should be kept by the year of tasting. So for year 2017, by releasing the shelf of 2017, we will find for instance; the bottles of Bordeaux 2005, Burgundy, Alsatians…
When the year of tasting arrives we will classify them by type of wine, or region on new shelves.
- We recommend keep wooden boxes not open, write on them the year of tasting. Avoid keeping carton boxes, they can be damaged with moisture.
- The magnums are classified separately by type of bottles, but be careful: the half bottles age faster and the magnums not so fast…
This system offers simple and operational storage for an average cellar containing from 350 to 600 bottles.
How to label your wine?
The labelling is done either by shelf (put a label with tasting year for storage) or on the neck of the bottle (erasable label)
Set up an entry registry per year of storage, this allows you immediately to know what do you have in ageing with the year of tasting.
Nowadays there are multiple computer software with applications on smartphones. They are divided into 2 families, the “free” and the “paying”.
They are mostly connected to data exchange platforms including information about even the bottles, bottle searches, access to forums…
You can see here the maps of 4 main European vineyards: France, Spain, Greece, Italy.