IS HUMIDITY A PROBLEM!
We do not claim to know everything about the individual behaviours of wine …
… however, we do know that fluctuating humidity and dampness problems within a basement or cellar can cause serious damage to the end product and the label presentation of wine in medium to long-term storage.
Some of our customers have experienced disappointment when inadequate conditions in their cellars have ruined their collection (valuable or not).
We have been told the three factors that have the most direct impact on a wine’s condition are:
light – humidity – temperature
We can assist with humidity. If the humidity is controlled, this will also make it easier to control temperature.
Some degree of humidity is required in order to keep wines with cork enclosures from drying out. Even when wine bottles are stored on their sides, one side of the cork is still exposed to air. If the cork begins to dry out, it can allow oxygen to enter the bottle, filling the ullage space and possibly causing the wine to spoil or oxidize.
Excessive humidity can also pose the risk of damaging wine labels which may hinder identification and/or hurt potential resale value.
There are many theories on humidity levels in cellars and what is appropriate for corks and labels and of course, every situation is different.
If you are experiencing problems, give us a call on (02) 6584 2511