An automated wine cellar does all the work for you at the press of a button. It keeps your wines at the right temperature, manages humidity, and, depending on the system you get, can manage your inventory, inform you when your wine is at the right age for consumption and when you should let it go. If you are a serious wine collector, this may be the way to go. Now, do the wines taste better in an automated system? We will do our best to answer that question, but only after we tell you more about what we know about this system.
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Different types of wines pair better with specific foods. There are basic rules to follow that will enhance the flavors in the wine and food when paired correctly. For example, the wine needs to be more acidic than the food you’re eating. Bold flavors taste better together, so red wine will pair better with red meat, and white wine, a lighter intensity wine, will pair better with white meat like fish and chicken. Another rule of thumb – the wine should be sweeter than the food.
Here’s a simple guide:
|Type of Meat
|The Best Wine to Pair With
|Beef T Bone Steak $6.99 LB
|Cabernets, or your favorite Red wine
|Shrimp $5.49 EA
|Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Gris
|Boneless Pork Loin Buy-One-Get-One-Free
|Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
|Boneless Chicken Breast $3.79 LB
|Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
**Promotional prices from the Food Lion Weekly Ad.
An automated wine cellar, when done correctly, will be aesthetically pleasing. The location of the cellar is important because light, vibrations, and footfalls all affect how your wine is stored and, to an extent, how it will taste. Experts say that wine should be stored horizontally to keep the cork wet, an element in a wine bottle that contributes to the overall flavor profile of the bottle. Once opened, a bottle can last about 5 days, and it must be airtightly sealed to keep it as fresh as possible within those five days.
Bottles can be organized by date, age, region, or wine type. This will make it easier for you to find the bottle you want without disturbing the whole collection. Keep in mind that you get out of the system what you put into it, so be sure to set it to give you the information you’d like to see.
Advanced systems like eSommelier allow you to keep track of your inventory so you always know what is going on in your cellar. In addition, it has other functions like the valuation of your wine based on current market value and the ability to catalog and scan out your bottles in seconds. Keeping track can also be done remotely and this is a perfect arrangement for traveling or busy collectors.
An automated wine cellar, with the right protocols in place, will be a very secure one. It will alert you when someone enters it and what bottles they take and any other kind of security breach. You can control access to your cellar and are made aware of any activity that another person does. This is perfect for protecting your rare vintages or any other special bottles and your entire collection.
Wines need very specific temperatures and levels of humidity for storage to keep them from turning into vinegar. An automated wine cellar will be able to maintain the different temperature needs for your bottles. You will be able to section off what the different wines need in temperature and humidity. This is also energy efficient as each part gets what it needs, therefore energy wastage is eliminated.
There are plenty of other benefits to an automated wine cellar; we have only given you a handful. So, do wines taste better than in this system? Well. They taste how they are supposed to. Also, you get to enjoy them in their prime if you do it right.