Preserve the integrity of your wine with these proper wine storage and serving techniques.
IDEAL WINE STORAGE TEMPERATURES
Keep red table wine temperature at a temperature of 62 degrees F, but not above 70 degrees. This “cool room temperature” range is what most people prefer. Red wines that are young, fruity and crisp, such as beaujolais, may be enjoyed more if stored and served a little cooler.
White table wines, rose wines, champagnes and sparkling wines should be stored at 42 to 48 degrees F, a temperature range that bring out the refreshing, fruity notes in the wine.
WINE SERVING BASICS
A day before the wine is to be served, stand the bottle upright, allowing the sediment to settle to the bottom. Uncork and pour the wine gently into a clean decanter until you see the sediment begin to flow from the bottom of the decanter. Or decant the wine yourself by transferring the wine slowly to another container. Stop the wine the moment the sediment begins to appear in the flow of the wine.
Uncork medium-bodied red table wine and allow the bottle to stand at least an hour before serving. This allows the wine to absorb oxygen from the air, an important oxidation process that activates development of the bouquet and aroma. Giving wine the time to “breathe” gives depth and smoothness to the wine.
For rich and full-bodied red wines, we suggest pouring the wine into a decanter.
White table and rose wines only need to be uncorked just prior to serving. Exposing these types of wine to air for too long affects freshness and their delicate fruity fragrance.
WINE STORAGE ENVIRONMENT
Just like any living thing, environmental conditions play a critical role in wine’s development and maturation process, hence why Marvel wine cellars are designed to ensure optimal conditions for your special vintages.
WINE STORAGE HUMIDITY
Wine matures most gracefully between 50% and 80% relative humidity. Marvel wine cellars create a stable humidity level to provide wine, corks and labels optimum conditions.
PROTECTING WINE FROM LIGHT
Light can affect the tannins in the wine, degrading the color and nose of your wine. The dual-pane, tinted, UV-resistant glass door on a Marvel wine cellar protects wine from light while allowing you to display your bottles with pride.
PROTECTING WINE FROM MOVEMENT
Wine does not like to be disturbed, as movement disrupts the sediment and unnaturally accelerates the aging process. Marvel wine cellars have a triple-layer Vibration Neutralization System (VNS) to protect your wines.