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MrMalt
12-01-2007, 19:40
My first post. Digging the knowledge.

When you bunker bottles, do you store them upright (like beer) or laying down (like wine)?

I tried a search for "bunker" but naturally came back with seven million responses...

barturtle
12-01-2007, 19:42
Maybe look under storage or something...it's been discussed many times.

Anyway...don't lay down whiskey...the corks will ruin it.

miller542
12-01-2007, 19:46
upright ftw!

Rughi
12-01-2007, 20:21
Ironically, this was discussed just a few hours ago in this thread (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8272)

Roger

NickAtMartinis
12-01-2007, 20:22
Definitely up. Otherwise, the high alcohol content will compromise the cork over time. If it's not a cork, you're probably fine storing it either way.

squire
12-01-2007, 23:47
Upright always. Only wine should be stored on its side.
Squire

TomH
12-02-2007, 09:01
Just as an aside, wines bottled with screwtops (a lot of better Aussie wines are being bottled this way) can be stored upright.

Tom

squire
12-02-2007, 09:48
Right you are Tom and I think thats a good thing. Corks are redundant for most bottles.

Regards,
Squire

LarryG
12-03-2007, 06:27
Continuing the aside, what about wine with synthetic corks? I'm not sure what the material is ... some sort of spongy plastic, I guess. How should these bottles be stored?

Larry

TomH
12-03-2007, 12:40
There seems to be a lot more disagreement with the synthetic corks both with how to store and also with their effect. I can only comment on what I have read, since to the best of my knowledge all of my wines are either natural cork or screwtop.

Many say store either way, but some recommend upright. There seems to be a lot of concern over the long term reliability of the synthetic and that some wines may be oxidizing prematurely.

Tom

TroyM
12-03-2007, 15:18
For wine its just

Cork = racked sideways (stops cork drying, shrinking etc)
Synthetic = standing for long term, sideways or standing for short term
Stelvin (screw cap) = standing (keeps wine off aluminium seal)

MrMalt
12-05-2007, 00:07
Ironically, this was discussed just a few hours ago in this thread (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8272)

Roger

Thanks all for the responses. This other thread was also very useful.