For taste and quality, keeping the air in your wine cellar clean is just as important as ensuring the right humidity and temperature. Sanitation throughout your cellars is key to keeping off-flavors from developing in your product – whether from mold or TCA and cork taint. But, did you know that the airborne mold you don’t see can be just as insidious as the mold colonies that form in the darker, more damp areas of the cellar? Air purification is the last line of defense against mold and TCA in your commercial wine cellar.
The conditions that help your wines maintain their flavor or flourish while they age also happen to be similar to those conditions that mold loves. The right relative humidity can reduce evaporative losses in barrels, and low light and mild temperatures help maintain the delicate balance that a good wine needs. But, humid air encourages mold colonies, and wherever a mold colony starts, shortly after it will start sporing. Additionally, cleaning products and molds can interact with natural phenols present in wood barrels or wine corks, creating the TCA molecule that ruins even the best bottles.
All of this exchange requires a medium – the air carries mold spores from active colonies, even small ones, all over your cellar. Stray spores will have all of the time they need to land and begin the reactions that ruin your wines with corky flavors like newspaper and wet cement.
Even the cleanest wine cellar can be susceptible to mold growth, but what if you could stop mold spores from ever landing in the first place? Airocide is an air purifier specially equipped to handle mold spores and other unwanted organic molecules – even volatile organic compounds (or VOCs) like TCA. It eliminates these threats from the air without producing harmful emissions, keeping your cellar air clean and safe. The best part? It cleans your air without affecting the delicate balance of temperature, humidity, and low light that your wines need to thrive.
The technology behind Airocide air purification was designed by NASA for use on the space station, and it easily scales to spaces of many sizes. Safe enough to use in an enclosed office, and effective enough to purify the air throughout an entire warehouse – Airocide air purification can be configured to fit the needs of your commercial wine cellar. Get started protecting your products from airborne mold, the off flavors of cork taint from TCA, and much more, reach out to an air purification expert today to learn more.