Category: Home Winery

Proposal: Aerating Wine in Bulk

A huge part of the human population loves to partake in some fine wine, I think we can all agree on that, and there is something about a fine glass of wine that brings a great big smile on our face. You can aerate the water by swirling it around in the glass but aerating the wine exposes it to the oxygen for a certain amount of time that normally takes around thirty minutes. The problem with that is that it will be harder to do this in bulk. So instead of using a decanter to aerate your wine, you can use something that seems a little odd, and that something is an air compressor! With the right setup this will ensure that your wine is aerated in exactly 30 seconds, this will leave all bitterness of the Wine behind while leaving you with a robust taste.

Your wine can be aerated in bulk much, much easier this way rather using the more traditional ways such as decanting etc. Boxed wine would definitely benefit from this home made aeration. After the aerating process you can pour the wine into the decanter from the blender so that you can pour it back into the bottle, never leave wine in a decanter over night, you want it oxidized just enough for that delicious taste you are looking for. Now alternatively, you can definitely leave out a huge array of wine glasses out and pour the wine into them and leave them out for an hour, but I’m sure if you are selling wine you wouldn’t want to do that. If you have an aerator, you can maximize your air contact by pouring the wine into your decanter, this also has the same effect as the air compressor and is more professional, perfect for using if you have guests over for wine and dinner.

These methods can both be used for aerating your wine in bulk, because the amount of time used to aerate the wine will be significantly less than if you were to do it the old fashioned way. The old fashioned way, however can be done if you do it before opening up your winery or home that morning or afternoon, while using that prep time, have some of your assistants or friends and family members help you with the other decanters and aerators that you may have invested in. Using either method will keep customers, friends or family members shocked, and they will keep coming back for more, not only for the taste of the wine you are all drinking, but for the creativity and professionalism that is being used in the process of your wine aeration.

Aeration is a process, an art, that surprisingly not enough wineries do. Depending on your personal take on art, you can even make the air compressor method look more professional than it sounds. Remember that when you are decanting another person’s bottle of wine, be sure to ask for their permission, approval, and be sure to ask them which method they prefer you to aerate their wine with. the aromas of the wine will stand out in your winery or home, which will also add an extra layer of happiness to the experience of the customer or friend. At the end of the day wine is meant to be mastered.

Convert Your Garage To A Wine Cellar

Having the finer things in life without breaking the bank can be achieved. You are probably asking yourself, to what am I referring? Well, I’m discussing having a wine cellar and storage area in your home. Let’s face it, if you are considered middle class, there is only so much space in your house that you have to work with. However, have you given any thought to using your garage? That’s right. Have you ever thought of converting your garage into a wine cellar and storage area? Just think about it. It might be the biggest space inside your home, besides the master bedroom. If you love having a collection of the finest of wines, this may be right up your alley.

This is very easy to do and affordable. Since you are not using your garage to house your vehicles, this is the perfect spot to do this. All you need are good sturdy wine rack shelves and just regular storage shelves. Before you begin any work in the garage, test the temperature. You need to make sure that those bottles of wine will remain cool. In a lot the homes that are built, there is no centralized air conditioning in the garage. It can get really hot and may cause the wine to turn brown and lose its nice aroma. If you need to, try to put in a window unit. It is always good to keep the garage door opener handy if you need to air it out – has you covered. As far as the storage part goes, most things will be ok. However, unless they are properly sealed, you don’t want to leave chemicals out in the heat that could easily bust open. Having the garage stay cool is vital.

Next, you need to decide which side of the garage is going to be the wine cellar area and what side to use for storage. This is where you can get very creative. Being that a garage is mainly a flat service and is mostly cement, you would need to make sure your shelving does not slide around. The last thing you want is broken bottles.

So let’s say you want to put your wine cellar on the right side of the garage. It’s furthest from the door, which is a good thing. So you would put up side by side wine racks as tall as you need them to be on the right side wall. Make sure to use sturdy would shelving that won’t move much. To hold those bottles. Once you put up the racks, check for sliding. You can put the other shelves up on the left side for the storage of your items. This will keep most things off the floor. You can place chemicals, such as pesticides and motor oil on the bottom level of the storage area. So now that you know how to do this type of project, it’s time to get it done. You will be pleased with the results once it’s finished.