What is a wine storage?

Constant climate - all year round

Our smallest wine storages hold about 6 boxes à 12 bottles. Our largest, walk-in wine storages can accommodate up to 140 wooden boxes of 12 bottles. Thanks to the particularly stable shelves with which all storage cabinets and storage rooms are equipped, you can make optimal use of the storage space and easily reach every box.

The temperature in the wine store is constant (all year round) 13 ° C (+/- 3 °). The air humidity is also kept constant at 73% (+/- 3%). Temperature and humidity are continuously checked and displayed for you.

With your PIN code you have access to your wine storage every day from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Call our free service number or send us an email. We would be happy to send you a quote.

 

Berlin - Lichtenberg

** Lichtenberg: Landberger Allee 321
13055 Berlin 
Tel.: 030 - 2290 864 0
landsbergerallee@pickens.de

Reception & Shop: 
Mo. - Fr.:  09.00 am - 6.00 pm
Sa.: 09.00 am - 02.00 pm

Access to Winestorage: 
Daily: 6.00 am - 10.00 pm

Hamburg - Wandsbek

** Wandsbek: Holstenhofweg 41 
22043 Hamburg
Tel.: 040 - 22 63 497 60 
holstenhofweg@pickens.de

Reception & Shop: 
Mo. - Fr.:  09.00 am - 6.00 pm
Sa.: 09.00 am - 02.00 pm

Access to Winestorage: 
Daily: 6.00 am - 10.00 pm

Hamburg - Gross Borstel

** Groß Borstel: Alsterkrugchaussee 321 
22297 Hamburg
Tel.: 040 - 46 89 718 60
alsterkrugchaussee@pickens.de

Reception & Shop: 
Mo. - Fr.:  09.00 am - 6.00 pm
Sa.: 09.00 am - 02.00 pm

Access to Winestorage: 
Daily: 6.00 am - 10.00 pm

How to store wine properly

What a nightmare for wine lovers and collectors, if a really good and special bottle of wine turns bad. In order to avoid this scenario keep the following in mind:

There are several opinions about the optimal temperature. One has to decide how long the wine will be stored. Short term (up to 1 year) or long term (several years). For short term storage a temperature of 20 degrees Centergrade are just fine. For long term storage however, it is necessary to store in a much cooler environment. Ideal is 8 to 16 degrees. Higher termperatures cause faster evaporation of alcohol and a possible fermantation that pushes the cork out.  

 Very important! Avoid strong variation in temperature. Irregularities cause the aging of wine too fast, as air is sucked in. 

Humidity at a sufficient high level is of the essence. It should not be lower than 70%. Corks stay elastic and ensure the closure of the bottle. Low humidity makes corks dry and brittle. The bottles start to become leaky. 

This however is only relevant for long term storage.

 Attention! Humidity over 90% causes mold on labels and corks.

A good wine cellar does not have windows. Light is a source of warmth and your wine does not like that. Eventhough most bottles are green or brown to filter light, it is still advisable to expose them to it. Wine that is stored in a light place will oxidize faster. The color and taste changes.

For long term storage one should store the bottles horizontal. The cork should touch the liquid to stay damp and avoid possible damage. Bottles that are stored only short term can stand as well. 

Wine should not be exposed to vibration. Only then it can develop properly. Conventional refridgerators are therefore not the best solution. It is also important that when storing in a wine cellar that the foundation is solid. Nearby heating systems that continuously rattle and cause vibrations or a nearby street will damage your wine eventually.

Store your wine free and isolated from other odors. Wine is breathing... Odors can reach the wine through the cork and destroy it. A good aircondition system is of the essence.