[Photos: Jessica Leibowitz]

Ok, wine storage isn't the most glamorous topic, but it's one that shouldn't be neglected. There's no point in spending your hard-earned money on a nice bottle of wine and then cooking it by storing it somewhere warm. (Hey you, with the wine rack decoratively displayed next to your oven—listen up!)

In this episode of Wine Protips, Patrick Cappiello of GILT Restaurant shares some pointers on how to store your wine so that it will taste best.

[Video: Jessica Leibowitz]

Now that the holiday season is breathing down our necks, a wine fridge could be a fantastic gift for vino lovers whose previous storage methods were less than ideal. A cheaper option? Give 'em a fresh bottle of wine.

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About the author: Jessica Leibowitz is in charge of all things video at Serious Eats. You can follow more of her adventures on her site mycameraeatsfood.com, or on Twitter at @photo_delicious.

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