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Wine Collecting For Beginners

posted 4 Sept 2010, 09:17 by Mpelembe

Collecting wine can be a very fun and exciting hobby -
especially when you try to find the wine.  If you are
looking to collect wine, you may end up spending a bit more
money than you thought.  Wine collecting is a great hobby,
although it can be very expensive.  If you are just starting
out, the tips below may come in very handy to help you get

The first thing to do, is find a place to store your wine.
You can store your wine at home, although you'll need to
have a location with the proper amount of space and cooling
temperature (between 50 and 65 degrees F).  You'll also need
to determine what brands and types of wine you are planning
to collect.  There are several options to choose from,
including red and white wine.  You'll also need to find some
places with good quality and refinery to buy your wine from.

You can always participate in tastings and trade shows as
well.  Here, you can meet other people who are into wine
collecting, and get to know local traders.  You should also
strive to learn as much as you can about wine.  You can
learn a lot about wine on the Internet, or by reading
magazines and newsletters dedicated to wine.  By doing so,
you can also learn more about storage, buying wine, and even
cooling your wine.

To better prepare your wine for storage, you can try tasting
different varieties.  This way, you can identify which wines
you need to age more.  You'll learn more about wine this way
as well, such as how to distinguish tastes.  You may also
want to learn how to identify the flavor quality as well.
As you may already know, there is a difference among rare
vintage wines and wines that are instantly processed.

If you are just beginning to collect wine, you should avoid
purchasing in bulk until you know for sure what types of
wine you wish to collect.  When you visit a wine trader, you
should let him know that you are a collector.  This way, he
can inform you whether or not the wines you are collecting
are available in his inventory. If you hope to collect wines
from other areas, he may be able to give you contact
information for finding the wines you are interested in.

Keep in mind that wine collecting isn't all about fun - it's
also a great way to eventually start your own business.  You
can attend wine shows and tasting events to learn more about
the different brands, and also find wines that will bring in
higher profits.  Once you have collected some rare bottles
of wine - you can start selling and watch your profits soar.

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