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Shopping Around for a Wine Store

Aug 17, 2007
Finding wine can be tough, but a good wine store can help you narrow down the chaotic search for the best vintage. A wine store can offer you the best of the best, presenting their selection with as much variety and balance as possible to enable you to make an educated choice. A wine stores products should be accessible and clearly labeled so that you know what you're getting out of a wine before you take it home.

A good wine store should be storing the wines at the right temperatures, for starters. For a lot of wine stores, the wine will be on the shelves for a long time and it can lose some of its vitality.

A good wine store, however, recognizes the proper temperatures and stores the wines with the right humidity in mind. Without the right storing temperature, the wines sold by your favorite wine store may be less than great.

The wine bottles on the shelves should be easy-to-read and organized. There is nothing worse than wandering around a store for hours looking for the wines from Argentina because they are not grouped by geographical area.

Wines should then be grouped in type within the area, so that the wine bottles are easy to decide between. Reds should be grouped apart from whites wherever possible to avoid confusion, especially given that many bottles are clouded or dark.

The right wine rack can make all of the difference in the world in terms of storing the wine, too, so a proper wine store should have the right wine racks. Without the right wine racks, the wine can be stored at the wrong angles or inclinations which can be bothersome to some wines with more sediment than others.

Other wines may need to be stored straight up and not on a wine rack at all. The staff at the wine store should be knowledgeable enough to know the difference.

It is important to go to a wine store where the staff is knowledgeable about the wine. If you are working with staff that has little to no interest in the product they are selling, you may want to consider going to another wine store because it may mean that they take very little pride in handling the wine.

You should go to stores that offer taste tests regularly and that have clearly marked sections and wine descriptions throughout the store. Some people choose their local liquor store, but true wine lovers seek out a winery shop or a speciality wine store.

All in all, finding the ideal wine store can be a challenge. If you are unsure about wine stores in your area, you can always look around for a specialty shop that delivers or that you can reach by taking a small trip to. It may very well be worth it to spend the extra time and money on finding the right store for your wine purposes.

A good wine store can be hard to find, but it is all worth it in the end when you open that delicious bottle of your favorite wine.
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