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Superb Wine Tasting Events At Big Yellow Self Storage’s Wine Cellars

Superb Wine Tasting Events At Big Yellow Self Storage’s Wine Cellars

Hi, I’m Matt, the wine manager at ‘The Wine Cellars’ located in Big Yellow Self Storage’s Fulham branch. I will be regularly updating this wine blog to inform you of the exciting events we have coming up at The Wine Cellars at Big Yellow Self Storage. At Big Yellow Wine Cellars we’ve teamed up with the West London Wine School to provide wine loving Londoners with some exciting wine tasting events. You don’t have to be a wine connoisseur to attend these events, as they are led by experts who will guide you through the tasting process step by step. The sessions are designed to be a relaxed and fun environment for any wine enthusiast. Prices start from £20 and include a minimum of six wines, tasting foods, comprehensive tasting notes on the selected wines as well as professional ISO […]

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Organise Your Wine Cellar On Your iPhone

Organise Your Wine Cellar On Your iPhone

Forgetting what you have in your wine cellar could be a thing of the past thanks to the Cellar and Open Cellar applications available for your iPod and the Open Cellar software for your home computer. Cellar is an iPhone, iPod or iPad application, which is designed to help you organise your wine collection wherever and whenever you like. The application acts as a swipeable showcase of your wine rack. You can categorise your wine bottles, edit what is in your cellar and browse through your collection. Any bottles you have removed to drink or sell can be discarded to the ‘Garage’. This feature recognises that the particular bottles are no longer a part of your collection, but saves them in the Garage for future reference. Don’t have an iPhone? Not a problem! Open Cellar is an equally useful programme, […]

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How To Start Your Own Wine Collection

How To Start Your Own Wine Collection

You don’t necessarily have to be a wine expert to begin your own wine collection, there is plenty of help and advice available to get you started. We have compiled some of the best tips and tricks to get you on your way to developing a cellar, which will have your friends green with envy. There will always be something about wine you didn’t know, no matter how advanced your knowledge is. Education is paramount in becoming a successful wine collector. Read as many wine books, columns and websites as you can. Where possible, visit your nearest vineyard (or take the opportunity to go next time you are holidaying somewhere renowned for wine production). Look out for wine tasting events as these sessions will help you decide which wines to add to your collection. To really develop your knowledge on […]

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The 2009 London Wine Show Unleashed

The 2009 London Wine Show Unleashed

This month sees the return of The Wine Show, held at The Business Design Centre in Islington from Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th October. It’s the country’s biggest consumer wine show and well worth a visit if you have even a slight interest in wine! A great chance to taste a large number of wines from all over the world and meet world famous wine critics such as Oz Clarke and Tim Atkin MW. With the option to buy wine at the event it’s a great chance to get your cellar topped up and discover new and interesting wines. Having thoroughly enjoyed last year’s event, I would highly recommend heading down, although Friday and Saturday evenings are not for the faint hearted! Tickets range from £12.50 – £55.00 depending on which level of tantalisation your palate desires. Visit wineshow.co.uk for […]

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Wine Is Like Men, Some Turn To Vinegar

…But The Best Improve With Age When on holiday, we all like to make the most of bargains we can get while away. Wine, one of life’s true pleasures, is one of our most favourite items to bring back. Quite right too! The cost of a bottle of wine in England has soared by 44p in the last 12 months. Tax hikes have led to the average price of a bottle of wine to leap up to £4.26. In any case, if you’re in Bordeaux, it would just be bad manners not to bring back a bottle or two! Once you get home, however, your new found love needs a good home. Unless, of course, you plan to drink it all at once! At Big Yellow Self Storage, we know that there are key factors that contribute to good storage […]

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Did You Know: Wine Storage

Did You Know: Wine Storage

…that wine storage is essential to the success of any collection? If you enjoy collecting fine wines then storage options are a top priority. Consistency is the most important aspect of this, as temperature needs to remain at a constant 50-60 degrees. There should also be plenty of ventilation of the area and this wine storage should be far away from the main area of the house. You do not want to have your wine collection suffering due to too much vibration and you need to keep any source of light to a minimum. If you plan to store 5000 bottles of wine or more you might consider either renting space or building a wine room, speak to us about our temperature controlled self-storage units today.

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Welcome to our Wine Blog!

I’m Matt, the wine manager at ‘The Wine Cellars’ located in Big Yellow Self Storage’s Fulham branch. I’ve worked in the wine Industry for the past 8 years and have a passion for wines from all over the world, a passion that I hope to share with you! We’ll be publishing news, events and tasting notes from the world of wine here, with an extra special focus on premium fine wines and those that deserve to be treated with the upmost care and respect! We have some of the world’s finest wines stored in our cellars and we are dedicated to making sure that they are kept in perfect condition. Like you, we want your wine to taste the best it possibly can, no matter how long it is stored with us for. Wine lovers stay tuned! Matt

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