Explaining Wine Storage to a Three-Year Old

Posted on May 1, 2013

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Post by Anthony Filippone II

Explaining wine storage to some people can be as daunting as explaining something to a three-year old.  I don’t mean that in a bad way.  Some people have no idea what proper wine storage is, why it is important for the safety of their wine or even that wine storage facilities exist.

My three-year old son asked me recently, “What you do at work Dada?”

I answered without thinking, “I store people’s wine for them.”

He just looked at me with a blank stare, the way most people do when I say that.  It hit me that he doesn’t know what wine is or why it needs proper storage.

Explaining wine storage to a three-year old was going to be tougher than I thought.  At least most people know what wine is and have some idea of how delicate it is.  I felt an unsolicited need to explain further.  I knew I had to start from the beginning.  After returning from the wine cabinet I held up a bottle of wine and said, “This is wine.  Wine is very fragile.  If you drop it the glass will break and there will be a big mess.”

He barely looked up from his toy cars.  I continued anyway, “wine is fragile like the sprouts in our garden that need water, sunlight and air.  Wine also needs things like that.  Wine needs to be protected from certain things too like sunlight and heat that can make it taste bad.  Other factors like vibrations and odors…”

It was obvious I had lost him so I wrapped it up.  “Anyway, I keep people’s wine safe for them and if they want it they can call me and I will deliver it to them or they can come pick it up at the wine vault.”

I drove one of his trucks around so he could visualize the process.  I thought about making a chart or diagram on his easel too but he lost all interest so we continued playing cars.

I suppose explaining wine storage to a three-year old is a bit pointless.  I should stick to explaining it to people who care about wine or at least have some interest in it.  If you are interested in learning more about the proper storage of wine, and you are smarter than a three-year old, click the link to our website and learn how Sentry Wine Vault took the whining out of wine storage.

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