Ian Sutton wrote:There is however one reason for laying flat - if you've got a damaged seal it leaks - but if stood upright it just oxidises without obvious sign of problem. The benefit of laying down is you see the problem sooner (and may be more likely to be able to arrange a refund). The downside is wine puddles in the cellar
I think the answer depends on where you want your sediment (if any) to accumulate. I prefer it on the bottom, so I prefer to store the screwcap wines standing up, although a 45° angle would probably be even better.Bob Ross wrote:The answer I've seen over and over again, OW, is that it doesn't matter insofar as the wine is concerned. Up, down, on their sides.
Other considerations come into play -- for example, some people like storing them up so they can show the labels in a glass fronted refrigerator.
Or, on their sides, because that's the way most racking is now set up.
Andrew Shults wrote:I lay mine down out of necessity
Covert wrote:Andrew, your …can’t think of the word for picture that you use (‘handle’, for lack of the correct word that I will think of the minute I push the send button) to represent yourself is a mandala. That means to me that you resonate with your unconscious psyche.
Andrew Shults wrote: Actually, the avatar has a different cultural origin from mandalas.
Otto Nieminen wrote:Sort of related to this thread, newbie question: I store my stelvins in the fridge because I have so little room in my wine cabinet. I assume that the very slight tremors that modern fridges cause are of no concern for mid-term max. Is this true?
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