How To Store Natural Wine - Top Tips

How to store natural wine correctly
Storing natural wine can be different from storing conventional wine, as natural wine often has less sulfites, which are used as a preservative in many types of wine. Here are some guidelines to help you store natural wine properly:
  1. Temperature: Natural wine should be stored in a cool, dark place with a consistent temperature of between 50 and 59°F (10-15°C). Avoid storing the wine in direct sunlight or near heat sources, as this can cause the wine to spoil.

  2. Humidity: A relative humidity of about 70% is ideal for storing wine. Too much humidity can cause mold and spoilage, while too little can dry out the cork and allow air into the bottle.

  3. Position: Store the wine on its side to keep the cork moist. This will prevent the cork from drying out and allowing air into the bottle, which can cause the wine to spoil.

  4. Light: Store the wine in a dark place to protect it from light. Light can cause chemical reactions in the wine that can alter its flavor and quality.

  5. Vibration: Avoid storing the wine in a place with a lot of vibration, as this can cause sediment to form and the wine to become cloudy.

It is also important to note that natural wine can have a shorter shelf life than conventional wine, due to the lower levels of sulfites, so it is best to drink it within a year or two of purchasing.