Zinfandel Wine Information Blog

9:31 AM

August 2008 - Wine Drink

The Best Articles on Wine Drink

A Guide To Wine Racking Systems

If you are serious about your wine, looking into wine racking systems is paramount and, indeed, represents an important investment.

For the person who only enjoys the occassional bottle, standard wooden or metal wine racks will suffice.

But for the individual who intends to collect wine and store bottles for months and years, wine racking systems are crucial to guard against humidity and temperature fluctuations that can ruin your precious wine.

Your wine racking system should also be constructed of odorless wooden material to avoid adversely impacting the flavor of the wine you store in it. One of the best materials is maple, but there are other choices as well, such as cedar and pine.

There are a couple of fundamental factors to consider when you shop for wine racking systems.

First, you want to make sure that the storage system allows your wine bottles to lay horizontally. This is important because it keeps the cork in contact with the wine inside, preventing the cork from drying out and becoming brittle. There is nothing more frustrating than opening a bottle of wine only to have the cork break apart, ruining your wine.

Second, you want to make sure your wine storing system provides ample room between bottles. This allows for air circulation and more even temperatures....resulting in, of course, better aging and better wine when it's time to enjoy a bottle you've been storing for that special occassion.

Third, your wine racking system should allow you to retrieve bottles without having to disturb or move other bottles of wine to reach it.

Although you can buy metal wine racks -- and some are beautiful -- for the serious collector who intends to store wine, wood is the way to go, because they do not readily conduct temperature shifts within your wine. Again, the end result is a better aging process.

Lastly, choose wine racking systems that are free standing. This not only creates a better visual appearance, but saves a great deal of room as well.

Some systems are stackable....allowing you the flexibility to grow your collection over time.

About the Author

Learn about the best wine racking systems at http://www.wine-racks-selection-guide.com

A synopsis on Wine Drink.

A Guide To Wine Racking Systems

If you are serious about your wine, looking into wine racking systems is paramount and, indeed, represents an important investment.
For the person who...

Click Here to Read More About Wine ...

Wine Drink Products we recommend

The FTD Cosmopolitan Bouquet - Standard

This sophisticated bouquet holds a symphony of colors. Orange lilies are surrounded by yellow roses, bells of Ireland, yellow oncidium orchids, purple stock and more. A great gift for any occasion. Approx. 23H x 18W C3-3448S

Price: 101.99 USD

News about Wine Drink

France Day 9 - A dinner soiree for the ages... - Chateau-Gontier, Pays de la Loire, France

Thu, 07 Aug 2008 01:27:18 PDT
Jump to the full entry & travel map Chateau-Gontier, Pays de la Loire, France Yet another lazy day for us as we are resting up in anticipation of the pace of our France trip to increase rapidly in the coming days / weeks. So far, we've only done a little exploring nearby ... soon we will have a road trip to several French towns and cities including the city where Joan of Arc was killed, a two day trip to D-Day, and a three day trip to Brittany. I swear the kids are changing and growing r

Everything Tastes Good in Good Company

Thu, 07 Aug 2008 01:17:27 PDT
I’d bought the Monrubio for Y1250, a bargain-bin Sangiovese blend from Umbria. We were having a baked polenta layered with mushrooms, cured meats, and cheese, so I figured it might work. The wine had a dark, almost purple hue. I stuck my nose in the glass. “Perhaps give it a minute,” I said. After a while, it started to open up, and I could taste incipient hints of sour cherry. It wasn’t stunning, but it was nice with the food. “I want to read La Rochefoucauld's Maxims," I declared suddenly.

Daily Sucker for Thursday, August 7, 2008

Thu, 07 Aug 2008 01:02:18 PDT
Daily Sucker for Thursday, August 7, 2008 August 7th, 2008 1:01 am by Vincent Flanders Submitter comments: Submitted as a real sucker, especially given the nature of the site. This site is dependent on JavaScript to work and the designer’s method to resize an image is to change the HEIGHT= and WIDTH= attributes. The Mossy Creek School page is a good example where an 8.5MB, 3504×2336 image is shrunk down to 238×159 with HTML. Vincent Flanders’ comments: It is now time for Father Flanders’ Serm

Poopity Poop Poop

Thu, 07 Aug 2008 00:41:01 PDT
I've discovered the secret of successful blogging: If you talk about poop - people come out of the woodwork. Seriously. Thank you all for sharing your remedies and experiences. I had a good laugh. We did get poop. And then we watched for poop again. And then we got poop. I'm thinking this is how things go with a five month old. (Almost! Next week! Can you STAND it?) Meli was very accommodating, as always, and didn't poop at the doctor's office. She didn't leave the poop for her aunt either.

Wine on 49 (The Record)

Thu, 07 Aug 2008 00:12:17 PDT
For Central Valley wine fans, the pleasures of a day spent tasting in the Mother Lode are well known.

Gas Knob Pub a fine addition to downtown dining (The Florida Times-Union)

Wed, 06 Aug 2008 23:39:46 PDT
First of all, it is convenient. I work downtown and, while I often want to have a glass of wine or a beer before heading home, nothing has really caught my fancy. There are some great places - The Twisted Martini, Burrito Gallery - but they seem to skew really young. Good for them, not so good for an old hag like me. Gas Knob is still in the happy middle, with both young and old customers. ...

Sydney restaurant turns water into the new wine (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Wed, 06 Aug 2008 23:23:00 PDT
Water is the new wine at a top-notch Sydney restaurant offering health-conscious customers "bold" or "velvety" varieties which can cost as much as some vintages.

Liquor Cabinet


AddThis Social Bookmark Button Add to Any Social Bookmark onlywire Socializer socialize it


Post a Comment

<< Home