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 Stock Your Wine Cellar A home winemaker offers tips on how to keep your wine cellar stocked with a variety of wines. Article MEMBERS ONLY One Wall Winery: One World. One Winery. One Wall. If you have a free wall in your garage, you can have your entire winery organized there. See the plans by Steve Hughes.