Is professional wine storage really worth the additional cost? According to Italian researchers, wines age up to four times faster when cellared at home. “A relatively small difference in the temperature speeds…

Is professional wine storage really worth the additional cost? According to Italian researchers, wines age up to four times faster when cellared at home.

“A relatively small difference in the temperature speeds up several chemical reactions associated with wine ageing,” explains lead researcher Fulvio Mattivi from the Fondazione Edmund Mach institute. “After six months under domestic conditions, the wine in the bottle was approximately as ‘old’ as a bottle… stored for two years under cellar conditions.”

Premium wines certainly deserve proper storage. And as most wine lovers don’t have the luxury of a temperature-controlled cellar at home, off-site wine storage is often the best solution. Wine Cellar’s secure, specialised cellars in Observatory provide ideal conditions for long or short-term storage. Wines are stored at 14 degrees Centigrade (at a humidity of 70%) and all clients are given a unique login and password so you can view your cellar on our website at any time.

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