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The most important secret to corking a bottle of wine is to make sure that the corkscrew enters the cork at a straight angle. If it doesn't, it becomes easier for the cork to chip and thereby decreasing the value of your wine.

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My wine cellar is not cooling down at all, the fan is running and it blows air in the inside also but never cools down

You should lay the bottles on their sides. This is not just for keeping the corks moist, although that is also very important (and anything worth cellaring for an extended period of time will have a classic cork closure.) Laying the bottles on their side, while keeping the cork moist, will also allow all sediment that settles out of mixture within the wine to be collected along the side facing the ground. When you remove the bottle, keep that side down and decant it to remove the sediment before drinking.

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1. Gather empty wine bottles, ideally, you're are going to need at least 3 bottles.
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3. Wash the bottles.
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How to open wine bottel

Use a sommelier tool, ie, the one with a corkscrew, a little knife, and the 2-step lever thing.

Otherwise, a corkscrew: in both cases, cut the top off the protective covering on the top of the bottle (the foil), start the corkscrew part with some downward pressure in the center part of the cork, and turn clockwise. then use the rest of the device to leverage out the cork. In the worst case, use a screwdriver to screw in a screw into the cork, and pull the cork out with pliers.

Invest in a wine vacuum pump and store the red wine at room temp, white wine in the fridge.

.....of course, for screw tops, just unscrew the bottle as you would with soda pop.

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The cork can sometimes relay whether the wine is not good. If you smell something bitter or maybe a scent of vinegar, your wine may not be good.

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I received a rack that holds the wine bottles upside down, does this effect the wine?

No, it is Ok keeping the wine this way. One ofthe most important things about keeping wine is to make sure the wine insidethe bottle is reaching the cork from inside keeping it moist, and that'sobviously happens when the bottle is maintained upside down.

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You can push the cork into the bottle and extract it by using a cloth napkin inserted
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There may be a video on youtube about this.

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