How to Stock Your Wine Cellar

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If you’re new to wine collecting, and considering getting a custom-made wine cellar by Wine Racks America installed in your home, you may be wondering how you will stock your cellar once it is done.

Don’t worry, we have no intention of building your cellar and then leaving you in the lurch—read through the following tips about wine collecting for beginners, and learn how to build a wine collection that will suit you and your needs.

Tips for Stocking Your New Wine Cellar

Before you get started, there are a few questions you should ask yourself about the requirements of your particular collection, and what it is that you hope to achieve.

Answer each of these questions honestly for yourself, and write your answers down so you can use them to build a suitable wine collection.

  • How much space do you have? Now that your cellar is ready, you will have a good idea of how many bottles you are able to store. Bear in mind that it will take time to make your cellar look full, and you should start small and build up as your tastes and knowledge grow.
  • How much money can you spend? You will likely have a starting budget in mind, and if not, you should create one. It is very easy to go overboard when buying your first batch of wines for your cellar, but you will likely make some mistakes that can be avoided.
  • What wines do you usually drink, and for what occasions? Buy what you enjoy, and for the occasions you know you will want wines for. If you’re an everyday wine drinker, make sure you have plenty of everyday wines in your collection and fewer of the fancier wines reserved for special occasions.
  • What are you trying to accomplish? Are you wanting to have a selection of wines to choose from whenever you want them, or are you wanting to create a collection of perfectly aged wines for use in the future? Some collectors even use their collections as an investment, as many wines become more valuable with aging.

Discover in the graphic below our quick reference for white and red wines that age particularly well with cellaring.

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