If you’ve been wondering whether you should get a wine refrigerator, below are some answers to help you figure it out. Most people who ask this question have recently begun collecting bottles of wine for future enjoyment with their meals. Simply placing wine on a …
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Chilled wine on a summer day is not necessary the perfect temperature for serving right out of your custom wine cellar Toronto. For maximum enjoyment, it helps to understand the nuances of different wines. Whether the summer wines you drink are fine aged wines or …
Summer is a great time to visit wineries. It’s the peak travel season, and tours are run more frequently. Many wineries schedule festivals and cultural events. You have a greater chance of meeting vintners, brewers, chefs, and artists at wineries during summertime, when revelry is at its peak. Whether it’s your first time to go wine touring or you could use a refresher, the following are helpful tips for getting the most out of wine tours. At Rosehill Wine Cellars, we are happy to provide custom wine cellars, wine cabinets, wine fridges, and all of the things needed to enjoy wine and store it properly. We like to remind wine lovers to remember to protect the wine while it’s in transit from the winery to your wine cellar, wine cabinet, or wine fridge.
1 – First things first
The first step in enjoying wine tours is to designate a driver or make arrangements with a transportation company, for a stress-free day. Wine is higher in alcohol content than beer. For instance, the amount of alcohol in 12 ounces of beer is equivalent to approximately 5 ounces of wine. It only takes 1.5 ounces of liquor in a shot glass to add up to the same amount of alcohol.
If you’re driving and still want to get in on the wine-tasting, be sure that you spit into the wine buckets at each winery you visit. In reality, though, what usually happens is more wine is tasted than intended. Be careful not to drive with an alcohol level above the legal limit.
2 – Taste without getting drunk
One of the major faux pas in etiquette at wine tastings is getting drunk. It’s not pleasant for others. Intake should be carefully moderated, to avoid being a drunk taster, the worst annoyance of tasting rooms everywhere.
3 – Protect your wine purchases
Summertime means the hot temperatures could spoil your wine. A short time of high temperatures might be okay, but it may not take long for wine to go past the point of no return. Be prepared on visits to wineries. Bring a wine carrier from a shipping store or from our selection of wine bags and backpacks at Rosehill Wine Cellars. Wine is ideally stored between 55 and 65 degrees. The threshold for damage to occur to wine begins at 70 degrees. Occasional spikes may be fine, but an entire day in a car that’s too warm will surely blight the wine.
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Look for more tips for summer wine tours. If you don’t have the ideal place for storing your wine, contact Rosehill Wine Cellars for a custom wine cellar, wine fridge, or wine cabinet in your home.
Summer is a great time to make frequent trips to your wine cellar or wine fridge. There are many terrific food and wine pairings that are especially ideal when it’s hot outside. Clean off your barbeque grill, clean the pool, and pull out your best …
There are countless reasons to love wine. There’s nothing else quite like it. The aroma, the terroir, food pairings, and wonderful variety are all part of the wine experience. Some say one of the beauties of wine is that you can travel the world through …
Wine drinking is a pleasure and wine collecting a joy, but the fun and games are over when someone who shouldn’t sneaks into your wine cellar. Yours doesn’t have to be a cache of the world’s most expensive wines to be a collection others covet or find to be an irresistible curiosity. A security system comes standard with custom wine cellars from Rosehill Wine Cellars, and every wine cabinet should be secured under lock and key. The following are two good reasons to keep your wine in a locked wine cabinet or a secured wine cellar.
The kids, of course
Some parents have the opinion that allowing children to sip wine or other forms of alcohol when they’re young will prevent alcohol abuse later on. Unfortunately, studies don’t support this argument. In fact, the opposite seems to be true. A child who is allowed to taste alcohol at age 10 is much more likely than other kids to have a drinking problem by age 14.
All of the health experts agree that alcohol and kids don’t mix. Children can’t handle the short-term effects of drinking, and the long-term health risks are serious.
Children are no dummies. They see how much adults enjoy decanting, swirling, smelling, and drinking wine. Parents do well to have a discussion with children, to help them realize the importance of saying “no” to alcohol until they reach the legal age—and then, it’s important to drink responsibly.
When you have friends over, there could be someone in the crowd who gets so tipsy they excuse themselves for nabbing a bottle or more for themselves from your wine cabinet. This is just a bad idea, and it’s a good reason to keep up with the bottles you’re storing. You don’t want to reach for that perfect bottle of Cabernet one day and discover that it has been removed. Besides, real friends don’t steal friends’ wine. Be careful who you invite over for a wine and poker party.
There is so much to enjoy about wine, it’s not hard to forget that there are many serious reasons to keep your collection under lock and key. A secured cellar or wine cabinet is the best way to avoid any of these potential problems. Contact Rosehill Wine Cellars for a locked wine fridge, locking wine cabinet, or a custom wine cellar with a locked door and a security system.