Winestorage

Winestorage in Hamburg and Berlin

Constant climate - all year round

Our smallest wine storages hold about 6 boxes à 12 bottles. The largest wine storage units that are walk-ins, one can fit about 140 boxes à 12 bottles. Extra strong shelving helps use the rented space in an optimal way. Each case is visible and easy to reach. 

The temperature in our wine storages is constantly 13°C (+/-3°). The humidity is held at a constant 73% (+/- 3%). 

Wine storage cannot be booked/reserved online. Please call for detailled information and reservation.

WineStorage

Winelovers know how important the correct storage is. We offer you a wine storage location for your personal vintage collection without taking up your own space at home. Our WeinStorage is controlled for temperature, humidity, light and vibration. Ideal conditions for storing wine.

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Contact Berlin

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

Contact Hamburg

** Wandsbek: Holstenhofweg 41 
22042 Hamburg Wandsbek
Tel.: 040 - 22 63 497 60 

holstenhofweg@pickens.de

** Groß Borstel: Alsterkrugchaussee 321 
22297 Hamburg Groß Borstel
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

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 0800 85 85 9 85

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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. 

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