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The Wine Storage Hack That Starts With A Trip To Costco

Like the cardboard boxes used to pack items, Costco members can take home the empty wooden crates used for wine delivery — the ones that line the aisles and are piled at checkout.

Those free crates make for a genius way to store wine bottles. Plus, they are usually clean boxes stamped with a winery logo, making them even more attractive to display at home.

You can stack the boxes on their side and use different bins for sorting your wines based on their provenance, grape variety, style, and whether they’re vintage or occasion wines.

Stack the bins with the opening facing out in a dark, temperature-controlled area. Store the bottles horizontally to keep the cork from drying out and prevent oxygen infiltration.