After opening, recork or seal red wine with a stopper and store it in a dark, cool place.

Humidity is important in wine storage because it prevents the corks from drying out and causing the degradation or the loss of liquid. The ideal range for humidity is between 50-70%. Too high humidity can encourage mold growth.

Signs that wine has gone bad include a musty or vinegar-like smell, a flat taste and visible sediment or discoloration. Regularly check on your stored wine and maintain proper conditions.

Yes, concrete floors can cause fluctuating temperatures and moisture levels, which can negatively affect wine. Use hardwood or tile flooring because it provides better insulation and durability. Avoid carpeting, which can harbor mold or mildew.