The most important thing to do when cellaring wine is to have the wines in order.
Generally you would start by variety, region and then vintage.
Chardonnay – whilst we would love everyone to stock our chardonnay it is important to diversify your wine purchases, do not stay in the one region, try Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Hunter Valley, Tumbarumba, Great Southern and maybe even some Burgundies. You will be able to identify with the regional characteristics and style to the individual region and also it is important to note the different growing conditions by region by vintage, this will enable you to keep track of your wine and its drink by date as the longevity of each wine varies between vintages and regions.
Get rid of unwanted wine, it is a waste of space, give it away, take it to a dinner party and make sure you leave it there.
More tips to follow soon ....
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