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What’s the best way to store my wine?

When you take your wine home, leave it standing upright for at least 5-7 days. After that, lay the bottles on their sides, to keep the corks from drying out and shrinking, which would let air into the bottles and spoil the wine. 


The ideal wine cellar is dark, moderately humid and a constant temperature between 60 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit. There shouldn’t be any great or sudden fluctuations in temperature. 


What’s the best temperature to serve my wine?

White wines should be served cold but not overly chilled. A rule of thumb when serving white wine is to serve it at the temperature of ice water. This allows the full flavour and bouquet of the wine to tantalize your palette and nose.

Red wines should be served at room temperature (about 65 degrees Fahrenheit or 17 degrees Celsius), unless you prefer yours slightly chilled. 

It is important to bring all wines to the correct serving temperature slowly and gently. 

how long should i store my wine before drinking it?

To fully appreciate the subtle characteristics of your wine, let it age a minimum of 3 to 6 months and serve it at the right temperature, letting it breathe at least one hour before serving. 

When serving more than one wine, be sure to serve them in the following order:

Light before full; dry before sweet; young before old and dry white wine before red wine. 

Why are there crystals in my white wine?

Crystals in white wines can be caused by tartrates, a natural grape acid, which precipitates out when the wine is chilled. Tartrate crystals are called ‘wine diamonds’. They are harmless, do not pose any health risks if consumed and improve the quality of your chilled.

Why is there sediment in my red wine?

It is not uncommon for sediment to form in the base or shoulder of a bottle of red wine. The sediment is a natural result of the maturation of the wine in the bottle and is made of tannins, wine pigments and tartrates which combine and settle over time. These sediment deposits occur through a natural process and are harmless. Carefully decant your wine or pour it through a coffee filter to avoid pouring sediments into your glass.

Can you adjust my batch to taste?

All of our wine styles involve your input to give your batch that special touch. Ask about different enhancements that can be made—like the addition of oak chips to mimic barrel aging or sweetening your batch exactly the way you like it. 

 All wine made on our premises is fully 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Please ask the Cork’s service team if you have any other questions.