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by Kevin Farrell

Here's how to store your wine properly

Wine can be an investment.

If not stored properly, bottles will lose their value and their distinct flavor as they age.

If you’re dedicated to drinking the best quality wine, you need to give it the best quality of care.

Here’s how to ensure your most prestigious bottles maintain their high caliber.

Store bottles on their side

The belief that wine spoils with prolonged contact with the cork isn’t necessarily true. Keeping the cork in contact with the wine prevents it from drying out.

Check the thermostat

Wine will spoil if stored in a place where the temperature is high. Be sure to store it in a cool place.

Do your research

Reading other wine lovers’ feedback can help set up your expectations and alert you in advance if your wine has turned.

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