set of 36 two-toned reusable wine cellar labels by Pulltex
- pack of 36 reversible labels
- chalk included
- reusable if written on with chalk
- design: Pulltex (Spain)
- made in the European Union
FAITES VOTRE CHOIX :
3 good reasons
- you have the soul of a great collector and your wine cellar resembles that of the Tour d'Argent
- you are in the process of aging many bottles of good wine in your cellar but are beginning to wonder if there is Alzheimer's in your future
- you insist on keeping all of your bottles completely immobile during the aging process, especially when you go in search of one to share with your friends
how does it work?
- use the green side for white wines and the black for red wines (or use the colours according to your own system for classifying wines)
- use the chalk to write the name and the year of the bottle on the label
- place the wine bottle comfortably on its rack—it can now age in peace
While wine making includes an initial aging process in barrels or vats at the vineyard, everyone knows that great wines improve with time, and that it is often much cheaper to buy them young and let them age in one's own cellar. You can even buy an exceptional wine by purchasing it the same year it was harvested directly from the vineyard or chateau (before the initial aging process is finished). You will then have to wait a year or two before it is delivered, and then test the limits of your patience and wait until the right moment to savor your treasure—up to ten or twenty years for the best bottles. This is why the proper aging conditions in your cellar are crucial:
- keep cool: the ideal temperature for your wine cellar is between 8 and 12°C. The cooler the cellar, the slower the aging process, and vice versa.
- stable temperature: sudden changes of temperature can cause damage (between night and day, for example), but subtle, slow changes (winter/summer) are not really a problem, as long as temperatures in your cellar stay in the required range.
- humidity: an essential element in the aging process, the humidity of your cellar keeps corks in good shape and insures that your bottles stay watertight. Too much humidity can lead to mouldy labels and corks. Too little humidity leads to dry corks, which can accelerate the aging process and completely ruin bottles. It helps to use a wine cellar hygrometer to keep the humidity between 70 and 90%.
- light: light alters wine, especially white wine. Remember to block out all light so that your bottles are in total darkness, use a low-wattage light bulb, and most importantly, make sure you turn out the light when you leave!
- unpleasant odors: the cork will allow certain smells to come through, so make sure your cellar is very clean before you store wine bottles there. Also, keep any possible sources of bad odors far away from the bottles: paint, solvents, smelly chemical products, cleaning liquids, etc.
- vibrations: keep your wine bottles away from the washing machine or other household appliances that might create vibrations. Proximity to train or underground station can disturb the wine aging process.
simplicity - a hole, a large label, two sides, nothing complicated
functional - reversible, reusable, easy to put on and take off
affordable -33 Euro-cents per label