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Nothing beats Champagne when it comes to a toast. Some bottles of Champagne even sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Making sure that you properly store your bottles is key. Stop and Store Squamish has written the ultimate guide to storing Champagne.
How You Should be Storing Champagne
First, a little history
Champagne is a drink that comes from the region of Champagne in France. Any drink that claims to be Champagne but is not from this region, is not Champagne. In fact, it’s illegal to call your drink Champagne if it’s not from the region. It is a relativity new drink, staring in the 1600-1700’s, unlike wine which has been around for thousands of years. Champagne is made from Grapes, much like wine, but with a few more processes involved. There can be two types, normal or vintage. Vintage Champagnes mean that only a certain year’s grapes were used. Normal means that grapes from different years were mixed. If you want to learn more about Champagne, there is a great podcast up on stuff you should know.
3 Simple Rules
If you want to make sure your bottles last a long time, then it’s important to follow these simple rules when it comes to storage.
- No Light.
- Bottles on their sides.
- No Temperature Changes.
These simple rules are a great start, but there are a few more things to note.
If you have opened up a bottle and plan to drink it, you have about 3 days to do so before it will start to go bad. If you are planning on storing an unopened bottle for 2-3 months, the fridge or a cabinet away from heat and light is perfectly fine.
Long Term Storage
The longer you store Champagne, the better it gets, as it ages more flavours get introduced into it. When you store Champagne long term, make sure that:
- Low and unchanging temperature is met.
- Dark and away from any light.
- Laid on it’s side.
- Humidity of 80%.
Following these tips will allow for a long-lasting Champagne. If you need a place to store some Champagne, we have great storage units available.