wine collecting beginner

Wine collecting is a great hobby, although it can be very expensive.  If you are a wine collecting beginner, read up! The tips below may come in very handy to help you get started.

Are you a wine collecting beginner? Collecting wine can be a very fun and exciting hobby – especially trying to find the wine. The downside is 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 a wine collecting beginner, read up! The tips below may come in very handy to help you get started.

The wine collecting beginner!

The first thing to do is to 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).

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You don’t need a fancy cellar or anything to start, but as your wine collection grows you’ll want to take it a bit more seriously so your collection stays wonderful… and even gets BETTER over time! 

Here are some wine storage tips! Click here next!

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.  Will you collect all older wine? All Champagne? Just Bordeaux? Red blends from anywhere? Just this choice alone is fun to make!

You can always participate in tastings and trade shows.  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.

Pat (one of the 2 wine dudes here) has been selling fine private label wine for decades… he’s a GREAT resource for beautiful, small run wine at premium prices! (contact us, he’d love to say “hi”!)

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.

Of course, we suggest you grab to wonderful, fun, easy to read, only 70-page booklet “Any Glass With Wine in it, Is a Wine Glass” written by… well… by me! Click here to check it out on Amazon!

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 can also be a great way to eventually start your own business if you like.  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…. maybe.  🙂

To learn more about tasting, read “Any Glass With Wine In It, Is a Wine Glass”!

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