Wine should be stored at the correct temperature to ensure a wine’s flavour and the balance remains. You don’t want a wine to age prematurely or be ruined by its storage conditions so it is very important to know what the optimal wine storage temperatures and conditions are for your bottles of wine.
Wines are most often damaged by extreme fluctuations in temperature. This can be prevented with Wineware’s ‘Wine Storage Temperature Guide’ which provides useful information on how best to store your bottles of wine.
Looking to store wine in your own home, restaurant or bar? Our handy wine storage guides can help!
There are three main ways to store your bottles of wine safely and securely:
Wineware has provided this information to be used as a general guide to help you store your wine; remember this is not the case for all wines and should only be used as a rough guide.
The perfect temperature does depend on a variety of factors, including: how much fruit, alcohol and tannin the wine contains. As a general rule of thumb, wine should be stored around 11-14˚c (52-57°F). Wine storage temperatures should never go over 24˚c as otherwise, wines begin to oxidise and this negatively affects the wine.
A wine storage temperature should always be kept as constant as possible as fluctuations can cause severe damage to the wine. A bottle of wine needs a constant temperature all year round to mature correctly.
Wineware has provided the tables below to help you know the optimum storage temperature for your wine (click here to download PDF).
It is important to remember to store wine for the appropriate amount of time. “All wines improve over time.” This is not true for all wines and generally inexpensive wines will not improve.
As a general rule of thumb, red wines can be stored for between 2-10 years depending on the sugar, acid and tannin content. Many fine red wines can be aged for up to 100 years! White wines on the other hand are generally only stored for 2-3 years. However, some chardonnays can be stored/aged for over 20 years.
If you require any further information or advice on how to store your wine bottles (or other size bottles) please do not hesitate to contact us or view our handy wine storage guides. Wineware also has a ‘Perfect Drinking Temperature for Wine Guide’ to help you get the best out of your wine serving it at the optimum temperature.
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