Wine: Hard cases in the cellar

If you have, or can conjure, the right temperature – and you have the room – storing a few bottles of your favourites so that they’re always on hand is one of life’s great delights

Finding the right storage facility for your wine cellar can be a challenge. Picture: Getty

Before getting into the ins and outs of wine storage, the first question to ask is this: do you need to store wine at all?

In the commercial world, many restaurants and bars have already asked this question and decided that they do not need to tie up space in their establishment, or money in inventory, by storing large quantities of wine.

This has led to a reduction in the length of many restaurants‘ wine ...