ArticleDesign a Wine CellarWritten by Rob CampbellAlthough most bottles of wine you purchase in the store are sold ready-to-drink, wines made with certain grapes can and will improve with age. That’s not the case for home winemakers, whose freshly bottled wines often require a minimum of a few months of bottle aging for white wines, and a year or more for red wines. Many red wines benefit from much more time to age in the bottle. That Nebbiolo you made will taste quite different in 10 years’ time. Even your Cabernet Sauvignon and other red wines will improve after a couple of years in proper storage. For that, you are likely to need a designated wine cellar. When we talk about proper storage, winemakers need proper wine cellars to safely age their bottles or else they run the risks of ruining their wines during the waiting period. Extreme temperature fluctuations, constant vibrations, high ultraviolet (UV) light, and excess humidity can all negatively affect wine. The best wine cellars offer home winemakers, wine collectors, or anyone else stockpiling wine a stable, secure, chilly space that exists inAlready a member? Log InYou'll Also Like Article MEMBERS ONLY How to Build a Barrel An amateur barrel maker shares his advice to build your own wine barrel at home. Article MEMBERS ONLY Homemade Wine Press A reader shares plans for his homemade wine press.