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Storing Wine and Cellar Odors

by zakmichaels » Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:15 pm

My apologies if this subject has already been discussed - I did search but didn't find what I was looking for...

If a cellar or basement has a "musty" smell, as many do, will this have an effect on wine being stored there?
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Re: Storing Wine and Cellar Odors

by Bob Ross » Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:32 pm

It may. Probably won't affect the wine directly, but the smell can get into the labelling so that people can smell it if the bottle is taken to the table.

I keep baking soda in a large container in my cellars, and mix it up from time to time to absorb odors.

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Re: Storing Wine and Cellar Odors

by Carl Eppig » Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:38 pm

Just don't do anything to take the humidity out of the air, such as hanging those absorbant bags around. The wine needs the humidity.
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Re: Storing Wine and Cellar Odors

by Jenise » Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:01 am

Bob, cellars? Is that a typo or do you indeed have multiple caverns under your house?
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