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The ideal place to keep your wine is deep in a cave. The predecessor to wine storage units and arguably still the absolute best way to keep wine, the temperature, humidity and light of a deep cave is exactly what your wine storage unit is trying to imitate. A close second would be the earthen floor of a root cellar. Ten feet underground, the floor of a root cellar can be dug up and the wine buried to the top of the neck. Since the temperature of the earth in a well built root cellar varies little throughout the year, the burying of the wine only ensures that the temperature will be virtually set. Unfortunately, most of us are not lucky enough to live near usable caverns, but root cellars are common and can easily be used as long as you don't mind a little grit on your bottle.