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Port Storage

June 1, 2012
Question by: Stuart, Knutsford, GB


Can you recommend a fridge to store port in ?  Just concerned about the price against the quality i.e. the vibrations from the fridge motor.


Hi Stuart, Having acres of lodges here in Vila Nova de Gaia, we actually do not have a lot of experience with wine cellar "refrigerators" ourselves so are not in a good position to make specific recommendations.  Dominic Symington travels the world for us to show our Ports, and he has visited some amazing private cellars over the years, he said he has never heard of any issues with vibration from the the compressor - it should normally be set on rubber feet to absorb any vibration without disturbing the fridge or its contents.  Dominic mentioned particularly one friend in Brazil who has a line up of four or five of this kind of wine cellar containing some serious wines.  Clearly, that man had no qualms trusting millions of dollars worth of wine to this type of cellar.

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