It is near impossible to develop a perfect plan for the handling and storage of wine that will work for all types but here are a number of considerations that will help towards maintaining the qualities of your beloved wines.
Keep your wine in the dark … literally, UV will destroy wine.
Keep your wine cool, heat will destroy wine very quickly.
Serving temperature is also very important. Red wines taste better served slightly chilled rather than warmed to room temperature. Shiraz, Cabernet etc. 16-18°C, Pinot 14-16°C
Don’t serve your white wines too cold. At really low temperatures <5°C (straight for fridge/freezer) the aroma of a wine is lost making the wine dull, 8-10°C for Riesling 6-8°C for Sparkling
Cellaring requires being able to store your wine in an ideal environment (cool and dark), which is difficult. Most wines these days are made so that immediate consumption is possible and enjoyable, that said aged wines can be truly sublime.
If the bottle has a cork lay it on its side to keep the cork moist ensuring the seal with the bottle is maintained.
If the bottle has a screwcap or vinoloc; stand it up or lay it down, it doesn’t matter
The best way to keep an opened bottle of wine fresh for several days is to use a SodaStream® to fill the empty space with Carbon dioxide gas. Forget vacuum pumps, they just don’t work.