The 3 Tips to Remember When Choosing Wine to Cellar

Whether you drink your wine young or prefer to let it age, a climate-controlled environment is essential to protect your wine from spoiling.


1.Component balance

The most integral factor when choosing a wine that will age well is its balance of flavour. If any components of the wine - such as tannins, alcohol, or oak - appear to overpower the others, they will continue to age unpleasantly. However, if a wine has a seamless balance of all components, a few years in your wine fridge will help the wine reach its full potential.


2. Do your research

Take your time and delve deep into the history behind your wine collection. Learn more about different wine regions, wine styles, good vintages, established winemakers, and visit wineries and cellar doors. These activities will give you the framework and knowledge needed to build yourself an esteemed and tasteful wine collection.


3. Food for thought

There truly is the perfect wine match for every meal. Having the versatility in your collection of a crisp and dry white or a bold red to pair with your food will guarantee that the right wine pairing is always available to you. Tasting how they enhance one another's flavours to their peak is one of life's finer luxuries, so make sure you maintain a balance throughout your styles of wine.


4. Bonus tip: don't be afraid to try something new

While there is no more incredible feeling than finally discovering your favourite style of wine, don't be afraid to branch out once you have established your fundamental collection. Try new varieties and keep tasting to expand both your palate and wine collection.


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