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Storing Port

June 27, 2011
Question by: Sr. Varej√£o, Portugal

Q:

I have a Vintage 2007's DOW, I would like to know the best storage conditions such as temperature. If there is clarity without direct sunlight, is there problem? All vintages must be kept at the same temperature. Thank you for your sympathy.
 

A:

Hi.  The most important things about storing wine are first, a stable, cool temperature, preferably around 14ºC, and second, no sunlight, as light is damaging to the wine, as well as possibly acting to warm the wine on a very sunny day.  If the wines are stored in a room where you may have a lot of artificial light, you could keep the bottles in their original wooden case, wrap individual bottles in paper, or cover the wine rack with a cloth to protect the wines from the light.  For much more information about storing wines, read the article Storing Your Port under the Enjoying Port menu tab.



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