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How do you stores your wine?

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Keenoonvino Sat 30-May-15 07:33:57

I realise that this is the epitome of a first world problem..... But how do you store your wine? I get boxes delivered every few months and inevitably buy the odd bottle here and there, or too much for a party. At the moment we just shove it in boxes in the garage, but can't see what's in there. We don't really have space in the house. We are redoing our kitchen/utility so could possibly fit in a wine cooler, but not sure we could afford it and also that would only store a few bottles of White, right? I suppose if I stopped buying wine for a year I could buy a wine fridge.... Hmmm

Interested to hear what everyone else does.

winkywinkybumbum Sat 30-May-15 10:10:03

I store mine in my mouth grin

superram Fri 05-Jun-15 19:05:07

Most wine fridges have 2 parts so you set for red and white. I love our wine fridge but could live without it. About the size of a normal undercounter one and holds 37ish bottles.

MrsUltracrepidarian Fri 05-Jun-15 19:20:25

Store? Wine come in this house and gets drunk - saves us from storage dilemmas grin

travailtotravel Fri 05-Jun-15 19:23:37

I have a wine fridge for the garage to keep it all at a constant temperature. Its a transtherm, and not cheap. Otherwise just get a big utilitarian rack for the garage. If its not particularly expensive wine and you drink it reasonably quickly fluctuations in temp may not be such an issue for you.

Snozwanger Fri 05-Jun-15 19:23:50

Ours is in a wine rack on a work top in the garage and has had a digital thermometer next to it since April (he got into wine so I bought it). I don't think he's got as far as deciding whether it's too hot too cold in there for the wine yet!

Crikeyblimey Fri 05-Jun-15 19:27:26

In 'the cupboard of love' with the chocolate and beer! Dh sometimes calls it the bat cave! In reality it is the hard to get to corner cupboard in the kitchen.

Keenoonvino Sat 06-Jun-15 16:34:53

I have heard that you shouldn't keep fridges in garages, something to do with the temperature fluctuation and it breaking. I didn't realise you could store so many bottles in a wine fridge though.... Hmm

I would quite like a massive wine rack I can hang on the wall of the garage. Sadly I am useless with tools.... And so is my DH!!

Crikeyblimey Sat 06-Jun-15 19:23:52

You can get fridges that will cope with being in a garage. Or get a local handyman type to put your wine rack up for you. Correct and spacious wine storage is one of life's essentials surely!

PandaMummyofOne Sat 06-Jun-15 19:32:35

Store wine? it's never in my house long enough before I drink it

PestoSwimissimos Sat 06-Jun-15 19:38:35

Wine fridge

vindscreenviper Sat 06-Jun-15 19:42:06

Cellar, where else? grin

Squeegle Sat 06-Jun-15 19:45:40

I keep mine in a cupboard under the stairs. The wine always seem fine! I dont generally manage to keep it for too long. For longer term keeping you should keep it in a temperature controlled environment -eg wine society, berry bros etc. they keep them at 13 degrees continuously.

Bunbaker Sat 06-Jun-15 19:51:32

"Store? Wine come in this house and gets drunk"

I find the concept of only buying wine when you want to drink it rather odd. We always have a few bottles in the cupboard under the stairs for when we fancy some. Just like I always have tins and jars, pasta, eggs, flour etc in the cupboards as standby store cupboard ingredients.

We had a cellar in our last house so we kept the wine in there when we lived there.

MagentaVitus Sat 06-Jun-15 19:53:23

My house is never stocked with anything Bun. It should be, but I'm not a proper enough grown up to do it.

I generally live on a mantra of buy it to consume. Don't like having heaped cupboards, fridges and freezers.

ThatBloodyWoman Sat 06-Jun-15 19:54:01

On the shelf in the co op.

MagentaVitus Sat 06-Jun-15 19:54:32

I suppose where you live matters. I am a 4 minute walk away from the place I go to buy food + wine. I walk past it when I get off the tube and walk to go home.

If it is a car journey I get stocking up.

Bunbaker Sat 06-Jun-15 19:55:55

We live in a rural area. Not having spare food in the cupboard is not a good idea, especially in winter.

Do people really only buy enough food for the week and not have any spare food in at all? Don't you have stuff in the freezer even?

vindscreenviper Sat 06-Jun-15 20:00:10

Part of my pre holiday check list is what's in the cellar and what do I need to stock up on.


MagentaVitus Sat 06-Jun-15 20:02:21

Bun Completely makes sense.

Just DH and me to look after. Both work 8-7 everyday. Breakfast and lunch at work, on the company. Then dinner at home. London, tube travel everywhere, food bought from the Asda we walk past to go home.

Currently in the house we have an assortment of cheese, some gone off milk, some butter, some parsley, various sauces and chutneys, tinned tomatoes, tea bags, pasta and noodles, and some ribs in the freezer.

If we need something it really isn't difficult to acquire - 24 hour lifestyle here. The reason we don't stock up if that we don't spend enough time at home to need to.

If i want to make a cake, I specifically get the ingredients for it. Likewise, we'll pick up a bottle of wine on the way home if we would like to drink with dinner.

Its easy when it is just us two. We don't snack. When DC eventually arrive this will have to change - our whole lifestyle will, but that is another thread.

ThatBloodyWoman Sat 06-Jun-15 20:09:05

I keep necessities in.
But wine,beer,chocolate etc are all bought as wanted.
It helps stop over indulgence.

travailtotravel Sun 07-Jun-15 09:32:28

But you can't over indulge on wine.
Can you?

NorbertDentressangle Sun 07-Jun-15 09:45:58

In the wine cellar.

(well, it's a cellar and it has some wine in, so I guess we can legitimately call it a wine cellar grin - the reality is it's small, not even full height, and also has bikes and a lawnmower crammed in there!)

lavendersun Sun 07-Jun-15 09:50:24

We have an old fireplace in a cool part of the house full of these:

We have lots and lots of red, not much else. The only other thing I drink is prosecco but not that often because DH hates it and I don't drink much - annoyingly prosecco bottles don't fit in the terracotta things.

I agree with Bun, but that means we generally have one of white and one of red in, same as we have one tin of beans, one tin of tomatoes, one pack of flour etc and replace when used. We often also have a random bottle won on a tombola or given as a gift. We keep them in a low kitchen cupboard which is against two outside walls therefore fairly cool. If I had more, wine rack in the garage woukd get my vote.

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