How to Store Wine
Remember that your wine is a living organism so you have to be good to it if you want it to be good to you. When storing wines remember these four rules:
- Wines that a stored for long periods (cellaring) should be at a temperature between 10 degrees and 15 degrees Celsius with as little variation as possible.
- Wines should be stored on their sides so that the wine is in contact with the cork so that the cork does not dry out and let air into the wine.
- Wines do not like strong light. Artificial and natural light can heat the wine which will lead eventually to a stale quality.
- Wines do not like vibration. Remember it is an organism and we should not be shaking it
Approximate Serving Temperatures:
Light Whites – 7 t0 10 degrees Celsius
Medium/Full Whites – 10 to 13 degrees Celsius
Sweet Wines – 6 to 8 degrees Celsius
Sparkling Wines – 6 to 8 degrees Celsius
Light Reds – 13 – 15 degrees Celsius
Medium/Full Reds – 15 to 18 degrees Celsius