I'm drinking more wine (Typically full-bodied reds, no whites) and have about 12 bottles around. Right now I'm buying for the 0-6 mos range, but could easily see myself storing wine as I get more into it.
I'm currently living in an apartment and can't justify spending $1000+ on a nice wine cellar. So, I'm trying to decide which is better...Getting a $100 - $300 wine cellar or storing the wine in rubbermaid crates in a closet.
I guess it really comes down to whether the temp/humidity is more important than light/vibration with regards to storing wine.
Secondly, are there any good software programs out there to help rate wines that you drink? I created a spreadsheet several years ago, but didn't keep it up and I think having a dedicated system would be a great benefit. The software could be based on a PDA, on my computer, or on the Internet...I'd be curious to know what people typically do to help them keep track of what they like or don't like.