A Taster's Journey is a newsletter on food, wine and travel. After 15 years of studying, tasting, teaching, and selling wine, I created this newsletter to not only share my passion about wine, but of food and travel as well. Each month I hope to share wines that I am drinking, food that is in season, restaurants that I have enjoyed, and places I have traveled. Enjoy!"


Wine Storage

July 29th, 2004

Wine storage is big business, and some people would have you spend more on the storage system than the wine itself. I would like to clear up some misconceptions, and provide some practical solutions to wine storage.

Wine is pretty hearty. Let’s look how most wine arrives from Europe to the States. It comes by boat, getting shaken up on the waves as it sits in non-temperature controlled containers. And the good news is that it arrives in good condition. So, we now know that it does not have to be in a temperature and humidity controlled environment everyday of its life. However, I would not fault you to provide the most perfect environment available if you just bought a case of wine for $1000, hey it is prudent to protect your investment.

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