We know that preparing your bottles for bottling can seem to be an overwhelming task, but it really does not need to be a chore.
Being inherently lazy by nature, I'm always looking for the easiest way. This is what works best for me:
As soon as you empty a wine bottle, just put an inch or two of water in it right away. When you're ready to clean and store it (maybe even a few days later), simply rinse the bottle
water until it runs perfectly clear, remove the label, and store the bottle upside down in your wine box.
Cleaned bottles stored upside down will ensure dust or insects cannot contaminate them. And they'll be ready without any additional preparation to bring back to
Wine Kitz Ottawa
to be sanitized for your next bottling.
If you have some bottles that are very dirty, soak them overnight in a solution of hot water, bleach and dishwasher detergent. You may need a bottle brush to reach the stubborn spots.
Never use dish or hand soap
to wash your bottles. Rinse your cleaned bottles well and store them upside down in your wine box.
It's important to know that it
only takes 1 dirty bottle
to contaminate your entire batch of wine at bottling and
void our guarantee
We'd hate to have that happen to you.