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Wine Cellar Inspirations: Organizing Your Wine Collection

January 13th, 2021

The New Year means it’s time to update that wine collection list! But before doing that, you might want to backtrack a bit and go over your current collection. Organizing your wines this 2021 should be done the smart way. That means going over your options first and deciding on what works best for you. We’ve put together some of the most recommended ways to organize your wine cellar to help you out:

Organizing your wine collection the smart way!

Organizing by color and type

Let’s start with the simplest and surprisingly really effective method: sorting wine bottles by color and type. Some of you might raise an eyebrow at this one, but trust us, it’s worth a try. This is recommended particularly for newbies. As a neophyte collector, you’d want to go with the easiest and most comfortable option. Doing it by color allows you yo simply separate the reds from the whites. You can separate further with sparkling wines. But take note this method is best for those with small starter collections.

You can do it by color and type!

Organizing by brand

Next up is one that is frequently used by those with large and/or fast growing collections. Putting wine bottles together by brand is a very effective way of keeping track of them. There are even those who develop “verticals” of their various brands of wines. What happens is that collectors have bottles of related wines, from similar vintages. So they assign different shelves in their wine cellar to represent different regions. For each of these regions, you can go further by breaking them down into varietals and also by shelves as well.

Try organizing your wines by type!

Organizing by price

Now here’s another method that comes as a surprise to some wine collectors. You may think that only wine establishments can benefit from this, but think again. Sorting your collection by price can prove to be highly beneficial. Note that wines come with varying degrees of qualities. Most varieties of wines usually contain different levels when it comes to quality. Some wines can be collected for daily consumption. But there are those that collectors want to preserve and consume only on specific occasions or when “the time is right”. Wines consumed on a daily basis are more often than not less expensive. You can store these bottles in one area of your wine cellar and segregate them further into color and type.

How would you organize your wine cellar this year, wine cellar buddies? Share your pro tips with us! ^_^

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