How to Use cellartags
Have you been looking for a simple way to organise your cellar? Maybe you received cellartags as a gift and want to learn more about how to use them. Or perhaps you’ve been eyeing us off but want to be sure we’re the right fit for you or your wine. Either way, here is our handy guide on how to keep your wine cellar organised using cellartags – a smart wine cellar labelling system.
Whether or not you’re a wine connoisseur, you most likely know that the key to making wine last is through proper storage. One way to ensure you’re storing your beloved wine correctly is by implementing a storage system. Just like your wine, your storage system should suit your needs and taste. For many wine lovers, cellaring wine sparks a sense of joy and sentimentality. We believe your wine storage system should encourage the same feeling.
So, what makes a good storage system? An efficient labelling system will allow you the flexibility of writing down the notes you need and be unique to you. It should make it easy for you to locate and track your wine – which is especially handy for larger collections. The overall goal for a storage system is to take one glance at the tag and know whether you like it and when to drink it.
How to use cellartags.
Now that you know what you need from a storage system, let’s talk about cellartags. Many of our customers love cellartags because of the simplicity. There’s no need for fancy apps or software – just grab a tag and a pen and let’s get started!
There are four key sections on cellartags:
Label – As the name suggests, this is where you write down the wine label. There is room for you to also note the region if you like. For example, you could simply write ‘Little Giant’ or ‘Sequence of Events – McLaren Vale’.
Varietal – Write down the wine varietal here. This could be Cabernet Sauvignon (Cab Sav), Sauvignon Blanc (Sauv Blanc), Pinot and so on. There is also enough space to note if the wine is organic.
Vintage/Cellar – At the top left you have a dedicated spot to record either the vintage or recommended cellaring time, or both! Say you had a bottle of Penfold’s Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet 2019 with recommended peak drinking period between now and 2026. You could write this down in several ways:
- 2022-2026 (When to drink it)
- 2019 (Vintage)
- 2019/4+ (Vintage and cellaring period)
- 4+ (Cellaring period)
Rating/Price – The last space is to write down the price of the bottle or rating. If you’ve tried a certain type of wine before you can include your own personal rating so you can easily identify which ones you loved. If it’s a new wine, you can simply write down the price and leave a space to add your rating later. Here are some suggestions on how to fill out this space:
- $35 (Price only)
- $45/5+ (Price and rating)
- 4★ (Rating only)
- 3/5 (Rating only)
And that’s it! Simple, right?
Other benefits of cellartags.
- Apart from the four key sections included on cellartags, there is also plenty of space on the back to write down extra notes. This could include where you bought it (for nostalgia purposes), who gave it to you, and any additional tasting notes.
- cellartags have been designed to easily fit onto any bottle (including most Champagne bottles) and sit securely around the neck without disrupting any of the bottles or tags around it.
- When the bottle is finished just detach the bottom of your cellartags and save it for later. They can fit perfectly into any standard business card or wallet for you to reference next time you’re at your local wine merchant or bottle shop – this is where your personal ratings come in handy!
- cellartags comes in a variety of colours to suit every person. Our goal is to help you make your cellaring experience unique to you, which is why we have 10 different colours to choose from! Plus, you can also buy our special gift and celebration tags for your wine loving friends and family.