Passive vs. active wine storage. Your wine will mature in the bottle and get better in taste, aroma, and complexity when it is kept in a climate-controlled environment. Consistency is key when it comes to storing wine. The best storage temperature is generally between 58 and 62 degrees Fahrenheit, but a stable atmosphere is more crucial.
Wine storage without refrigeration. Typically, this is an interior, climate-controlled setting with steady ambient temperatures in the 65–70 degree range. For non-collectible "everyday drinking" wine that is kept and consumed within six months of stocking, this format works perfectly.
Wine storage in a refrigerated unit In order to slow the rate at which wine ages, optimal long-term wine storage is maintained using a mechanical system. Wine can age and evolve as a result. Elevated humidity is kept and controlled, and temperature ranges can be programmed to maintain constant 55-degree temperatures.
When deciding where to put your wine cellar, there are many factors to take into account. Lighting, humidity, heat, air purity, stillness, and other factors can all have an impact on the quality of a wine over time. We can assist you in determining how to safeguard your collection from changes in temperature, humidity, and vibrations.
A wine cellar is better shielded from temperature and humidity changes, as well as motion from below and above, depending on how deep it is placed. In terms of location, you should keep your wine storage as isolated from other rooms as you can. To prevent damage to your priceless bottles, place them as far away as possible from the garage, kitchen, pantry, boiler, laundry room, and any other potential source of heat, powerful odors, vibrations, or other disturbances.
The amount of room you'll need for your wine cellar will depend on the size of your collection or your projected collection. Consider the size of bottles you want to store and whether you plan to keep cases of wine. We can assist you in creating the perfect solution for your space, no matter the size.
Excessive humidity may increase the chance of the growth of fungus and the formation of mold on the corks in your wine bottles. On the other hand, if the environment is too dry, the cork's watertight seal may be severely compromised, hastening the wine's aging process. Your wine will age too fast and lose a substantial amount of its flavors and aromas if the cellar is too warm. However, if the surroundings are too chilly, the cellar won't offer the right climate for the wine to mature.
Above all, sudden drops or rises in temperature or humidity should be avoided at all costs, as your wines could spoil as a result. Temperature changes of a few degrees that are slow and steady can be allowed to follow the cycle of the seasons naturally. Therefore, a thermometer and hygrometer are necessary components of equipment for a wine cellar.
53°F is the perfect wine storage temperature for a wine cellar, which provides the optimal environment for storing or aging your wines. Red wines favor a slightly higher temperature, between 53°F and 57°F, while white wines prefer a temperature between 50°F and 55°F. As a result, a temperature of 53 °C offers the ideal compromise to satisfy both requirements.
In a wine cellar, it's crucial to maintain an air humidity level (also known as relative humidity) that ranges from 60% to 70% to best protect your wine's water seal.
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