Measuring the quality of wine or wine is often associated with the length of storage. Many people say, the longer you store the wine, the better the quality of the taste you get.
However, it turns out that the process of storing wine cannot be arbitrary. There are a number of techniques to maintain the quality of wine.
Marketing manager for Hatten Wines, a local wine producer in Bali, Reditya Candra Dewi, said that wine does not have an expiration date. Best arcades It’s just that there are ‘good times’ that will change if new wine is drunk after being stored for too long.
To determine the good period, said Candra, it depends on the quality of the grapes at harvest time. Weather conditions and room temperature must also be ensured to be stable to maintain taste quality.
Generally, wine in cafes or restaurants is stored at room temperature of 18-20 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, if you have wine at home, just keep it in the refrigerator and use it immediately after opening.
Candra said that the reason people store wine for years is actually not just a matter of taste. Like an antique car, wine that is stored for years will be more expensive because it is difficult to find. This is what finally makes wine fans curious.
The uniqueness of the wine storage area is also believed to have an effect on the quality of the resulting taste. If stored in oak barrels, the aroma of the wine will mix with the distinctive smell of wood. It would be different if it was stored in a tank or special wine bottle crates.
“As long as it is stored, the wine will continue to process in the bottle and the results will vary,” said Candra.
Meanwhile, to test the quality of taste, it can be seen from the mixture of wine that feels on the tongue. According to him, good quality wine will taste a mixture of sour, sweet, and slightly creamy. But if only one taste, then the quality of the wine has decreased.
Store Wine, Don’t Put it on the Fridge
WINE is one type of drink that needs special attention in storing it. If you store it wrong, the aroma and taste of the wine will change.
Storing wine bottles should always be on the wine rack, so that the cork remains constant with the wine. In order to maintain an airtight seal to protect the wine from oxygen and aroma, the cork must be kept moist
The ideal temperature for storing wine is 7.2 degrees Celsius for white wine and 12.7 degrees Celsius for red wine. However, if you plan to open the bottle within six months, then just put it at room temperature.
Avoid storing bottles in high heat, such as next to a washing machine or stove. Also, don’t put wine in the fridge, which can give off a lot of heat.
Try to avoid areas that are constant or have a lot of light. If the wine has been exposed to bright light then the taste will be plain or dead. Store wine in the cupboard or at a low temperature, as this will help protect against spoilage.
Returning the wine that has been opened
Never press the wine bottle, if you have enjoyed it but there is still some left over, make sure the cork is not damaged. But, put it back in a bottle without having a smell. Use a bottle opener to close it.
Wine Storage Under the Sea
As a result of fermentation of grape juice, wine cannot be stored as long as it is. It needs a certain place and temperature to maintain its quality. People often store wine in the refrigerator, refrigerator, or cellar. Where is the most ideal place?
Frank Labeyrie of the Chateau du Coureau on Cadillac’s Ctes de Bordeaux believes the right answer is under the sea. Labeyrie believes that the ocean’s constant cold temperatures, no oxygen, and no light help wine to age slowly. This keeps the fruit intensity longer, and strengthens the taste of the wine. He himself has stored 10,000 bottles of wine in Arcachon Bay for 5 years at a depth of 5 m.
For the safety of the wine bottles from underwater pressure, the wine is placed in a stainless steel-lined box that can withstand pressures of up to one ton per cubic meter. Each box is sealed with wax on the cork of the original bottle and capsule.
This storage can be used for a maximum of 10 years and every 2 years the wine will be brought to the surface for tasting. That’s when the owner can choose to continue storage or not.
Labeyrie has partnered with a marine conservancy company, which co-funded the research and will provide the boat with the underwater robot needed to retrieve the wine.
Foad Zahedi, director of Jifmar, told Decanter.com that research is currently underway at a depth of 250 m. “The test was successful, although we had problems with some of the corks. We have a team of 10 people working part-time on logistics and research,” he said.