A&W Moore Addresses Common & Costly Wine Storage Mistakes

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Derbyshire-based commercial wine rack specialists, A & W Moore has reported an increase in design and storage queries from customers. Storing wine properly not only avoids costly mistakes but also increases profitability for vendors in the form of a return on investment on their bespoke retail units.

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Correct storage is important because wine is constantly developing and reacting to its surroundings.

When a wine seller invests in a hand-crafted, solid wood commercial display unit, it's an understandable concern that this unit is designed, built, positioned and installed correctly.

Adam Moore, Director at Wine Racks said: "People investing in a great display unit for their shop or cellar want to make sure they're getting the most out of it, which is understandable.

"If the unit isn't placed properly, there's a danger that their wines could suffer the effects of sunlight, humidity or oxidisation.

"Our solid oak and galvanised steel racks protect bottles from direct sunlight and ultimately, helps your wine age properly. Due to its high tannin content, oak is a robust material resistant to insect and fungus attacks, which can be a problem when storing wine in a humid cellar."

Wine Racks have put together a list of important factors to consider when installing a display unit in a shop or cellar:

  • Always store your wine on its side.
  • Ensure your wines are kept at a constant temperature between 12-16°c.
  • The humidity in your unit or shop should be anywhere between 50-80%.
  • Your wines should be stored in a dark place.
  • Once a wine is laid down, it should stay until you are ready to open it or sell it.
  • Keep the storage area clean and dedicated solely to your wines.

"We craft our commercial wine racks on-site and when we deliver, we also like to offer advice on positioning the unit.

"Correct storage is important because wine is constantly developing and reacting to its surroundings," Mr Moore concluded.

For more information on Wine Racks and their custom-built range of solid wood storage and display solutions, visit their website or call 0115 9441434.


About Wine Racks
A & W Moore is a UK family-run business established in 1977. The company provides a comprehensive range of high-quality, hand-crafted wine storage and display solutions with clients throughout the UK and the world.

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