Tips for Storing Wine on Your Superyacht

Did you know that wine matures differently on land than on the water?  Prior to purchasing your next stock, read our top tips for storing wine on your superyacht.

Select the Right Wines

Wines normally mature faster on yachts than they do on land.  The rocking of a yacht and vibration of the engines are felt on a molecular level in a bottle of wine.  Tannins which give structure to the wine begin to precipitate out.  There is no cause for alarm.  Get the right vintage and you will for sure have a memorable glass of vino.  

Older vintages of Bordeaux, Burgundy and even port shouldn’t be stored for any great length on a yacht.  A trip across and back on the Atlantic may be long enough to create more maturity in a bottle than if it were stored on terra firma.

 

Find the Best Suppliers 

Top suppliers of wines and spirits are not difficult to come by.  Based in London, Penum recently supplied £1 million of wine to a superyacht client.  They offer a service of sourcing rare vintages and will assist with pairing the right wines with particular meals.

Vins Sans Frontières is a Nice-based company ideal for instant provisioning.  In addition to sourcing wines, they also maintain a vast stock which is immediately available.

Many yacht owners don’t take their finest vintages on board for fear of harm so the finest bottles may be best enjoyed on land.

 

Train the Crew

Your superyacht crew should be trained in wine and spirits.  Enrolling them on a Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) course is a good investment.  Many courses are available through the off season.  WSET qualifications are the internationally recognised.

 

Store Wine the Right Way

Wine should ideally be stored in the heart of the ship.  The lowest most central pivot point is ideal as this is where there is least movement. 

As mentioned earlier, movement will hasten the maturity of a wine, and along with humid conditions guests who know their wines may wonder why they taste older than they should.

Space is always a concern on a superyacht.  Most wines will hold up just fine when left standing up to about a month or so.  In fact, screwcap bottles and sparkling wines can generally be stored this way.  Any wines which have sediment must be standing up for a minimum of 24 hours prior to opening to let the sediment settle.

 

Display Wine in Style

When it comes to displaying wine on your luxury yacht, it is best to consider including a dedicated unit in the yacht’s design.  Elegantly designed displays save time for the crew and guests by offering direct access.  Many can be enhanced with spotlights.

 

Remember the Whiskey

A fine selection of whisky is mandatory on board your yacht. 

The 1970s Collection from Glenmorangie is a truly exceptional selection. The distillery has rebottled five its most special vintages from this decade in a bespoke case designed by Wouter Scheublin.

Three of these vintages are over 25 years old and two of these vintages (1975 and 1976) have never been previously released.  These are very rare and unavailable for purchase other than as part of the collection.   There are only 10 such collections in existence.

 

 

 

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