Most of us like a good wine, but did you know that it can be an investment as well as a drink? To create a wine cellar, you need a storage room that is climate controlled. The temperature should be constant, and kept at 11 to 14 degrees Celsius. Humidity should also be constant.
Then, it’s just about stocking your wine cellar. Get some clear custom labels to keep track of what you have. That way you can easily know what bottles are ready to drink and which need a few more years.
Short term when it comes to wine is 10 to 15 years. There are a lot of wines to buy that will benefit from being stored that long. If you look to the really high-end producers, you will most likely be able to sell the aged bottles if you store them correctly.
A well aged wine is of course an amazing wine experience, and if you are after that rather than selling, your patience will be worthwhile. Learn more about producers of the regions that you are interested in, and establish a personal contact to know more about the wines you decide to get.
For those with a real passion for wine, there are also some wines that are collectibles. Those are traded for huge sums of money, and highly sought after. Mostly, they are not for drinking, however.
Should you be interested in this kind of a wine collection, you should contact one of the large auction houses. They tend to have specialists, who can help with market research as well as estimates of market value for specific bottles.