How do you organize your wine cellar?
I currently have about 100 bottles of wine in my cellar, and I am looking for some suggestions on how to organize it. Should it be by region? varietal? when to drink? winery?
I'm toying with the idea of keeping the most reachable area for "drink now" wines, then organize the rest by varietal then winery.
For context, I have wine from various regions in California and Washington from about 14 different wineries. And I have zin, cab, petite sirah, syrah, pinot noir, and chardonnay.
Any suggestions on how you organize yours is appreciated! Thanks!
Red on one side, white on the other. Stuff I buy by the case gets one row per case (my Vinotemp 600's rows are 7 wide / 2 deep) in no particular order. Grouped together:
- stuff to age
- stuff to try soon to decide whether to get a case
- misc. reds for current drinking
- misc. whites for current drinking
- misc. Alsatian / German whites for current drinking
- misc. rosés for current drinking
- stuff I don't like that my friends might
You can use cellartracker.com and/or use a spreadsheet. You can label - locations/bins/shelves.
I sort by region then producer as I tend to identify what I want through cellartracker or a spreadsheet, and then I just need to go into storage and find it. I'm not a let me look at all my reds and then see what I feel like drinking type person.