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Forum topic by MT_Stringer posted 724 days ago 1051 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MT_Stringer

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724 days ago

Can someone share the reasoning behind some of the various ways people store or display their wine (or beer)? I have seen different types of wine bottle racks where just a hole is cut through the wood and the neck of the bottle is inserted in making the bottle be upside down. Since I am not a wine drinker, I couldn’t figure out what the thinking is behind the method.

And…it seems I am a little clumsy (OK a lot clumsy) and those things could easily get knocked over if I am around. :-(

Just curious.

Here is an example:

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas


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Tennessee

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#1 posted 724 days ago

Traditionally, a cork in a wine or beer bottle would eventually dry up, and the first thing that would evaporate through would be the alcohol, since the molecules of alcohol are smaller than water or sugar molecules. When it goes, the wine will then go sour, since the alcohol serves as a preservative.

Keeping the bottle upside down keeps wine on the cork, keeping it soaked, expanded, and sealed tight. Only about half the cork gets soaked, and sets up as a seal. You can store wine for years, even decades this way.
Same with beer…

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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kaschimer

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#2 posted 724 days ago

Next project… beer holder that holds my cans upside down… :) lol I don’t know why I find that so funny. You are spot on with the explanation though.

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#3 posted 724 days ago

i used to think that cooking a chicken on a grill with a can of beer stuck up it’s butt was funny…till I ate some! Maybe your upside down beer project will make the beer taste better?

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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MT_Stringer

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#4 posted 724 days ago

Good explanation. Thanks.

Yeah, I have one of those beer can chicken cookers. Works great.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#5 posted 723 days ago

There are also balancers for wine bottles that just look good, something to draw comments.
John

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