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top wines for wine cellarWine has been cellared and produced for thousands of years, playing an important role in many cultures around the world. It is often associated with celebrations, social gatherings, and fine dining. Additionally, wine has been enjoyed for its limited health benefits due to its antioxidant content and the possibility that it may reduce the risk of certain diseases. 

Top Wines to With Which to Stock Your Cellar

For just as long as wine has been produced, it has been cellared and collected. The first known cellar was uncovered in the Canaanite city of Tel Kabri, which was destroyed over 3,600 years ago. 

As time went on, methods of wine cellar construction improved, with the Romans who built fumaroles, which were rooms adjacent to kitchens. The prevailing belief is that the smoke was used to restrict oxygen levels and preserve the wine. 

It wasn't until the French came along in the 1600s that wine cellaring was developed into what we think of as modern-day cellaring. They took over old Roman mining caves, which kept a mostly consistent temperature and humidity level throughout the year. This made for a perfect way to preserve the wine without additives. 

Now with modern wine cellar technology fairly accessible to consumers, there has been no better time to start a collection of incredible wines than today! To help you search for the perfect wines to add to your collection, we have put together some of our favorites on the market.

Types of Wines to Stock in Your Cellar

1. Riesling

Rieslings are one of the best wines to stock in your cellar because it pairs well with just about anything. It is also a very age-worthy wine, with some of the best examples able to age for decades. 

As Riesling ages, it develops complex flavors and aromas, with notes of honey and dried fruit. Additionally, Riesling is produced across many different regions providing a diverse selection of wines to choose from.

2. Chardonnay

Chardonnay may well be one of the most popular wines in the world and is an essential piece to add to your cellar. Having several different Chardonnay’s across various vintages and producers set aside can provide many wonderful wine experiences to come. 

Chardonnay is a great option to stock up on because it can be aged or consumed immediately. It is versatile because of its many different aging methods before bottling. 

3. Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is a popular red grape variety that is known for producing some of the world's most elegant and nuanced wines. It is a great choice to stock in your wine cellar because it is a versatile wine that pairs well with a wide variety of foods, including salmon, chicken, and lamb. Pinot Noir also has a unique flavor profile that is often described as silky, with notes of red fruit, earth, and spice. This complexity is due in part to the grape's thin skin, which allows it to express the nuances of the soil and climate in which it is grown.

4. Your Favorite Wine

Regardless of type, the best wine to stock your cellar with is one that you enjoy. Next time you see a bottle that you love, grab a few extras. If you can get a volume discount on a wine that you enjoy, feel free to stock up. 

Unless you are purchasing low-price table wines, most everything can be stored for an amount of time. Plus, it's always to have a few extra favorites on hand just in case you need a gift idea or run out of your stash!

Stock Your Cellar with Wine from Metro Wines

At Metro Wines, we work hard to provide a wide selection of distinctive and difficult-to-find wines, as well as many additional choices. Finding the ideal wine for any meal or occasion is our main goal. Our staff of wine experts is available at all times to address your concerns, offer suggestions, and coordinate with your caterer or event coordinator.

We provide a wide range of events and tastings in addition to our large assortment of wines. We hold social events, regular tastings, and wine education courses every month. Watch out for forthcoming events, weekly tastings, and special occasions on our website.

Be sure to come and visit us at Metro Wines to expand your collection, and check out our online store as well. We look forward to serving you!