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Wine cellar management

From a certain number (more than 30) of wine bottles, it is also recommended for private wine consumers to keep a cellar register. The different wines have different development times and it is ideal to enjoy a wine "at the right age", i.e. when it has at best fully developed through bottle aging and has reached the optimal drinking maturity. The cellar book should contain the following data per bottle: Wine designation according to label, source of supply/seller, purchase price, producer, bottler if applicable, quality level, type of wine (red, white, rosé, sparkling, dessert wine), bottle volume, vintage year, ageing (dry, sweet, smooth), other information such as acidity, time of optimal maturity (according to the seller's information or based on own experience and estimation), other. After consumption, the date and occasion of consumption are added as well as at least a short wine evaluation. These entries are very helpful when buying new wines and especially when enjoying them. There is a wide range of PC software (also free freeware) and apps on the market for this purpose. See also under Wine Cellar and Wine Climate Control Cabinet.

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