Bottling & Storage Tips

  • To help protect your wine from spoilage while aging, it is highly recommended to gently stir in  ¼ teaspoon (1.4g) of potassium metabisulphite to the clear top to bottom carboy of wine before bottling.
  • Your wine is very acceptable to drink at bottling time, it will continue to improve if allowed to further mature in a cool, dark place.
  • Store your wine upright for 3-5 days right after bottling, after that store your wine on its side to keep the cork moist.
  • The ideal storage temperature for wine is between 13°C – 15°C (45°F – 58°F).
  • Minimal exposure to light and movement or agitation will also assist in the aging process.
  • Successfully aging wine depends on many factors including sterilizing procedures, corks, temperature, humidity, light etc.