Wines need temperatures from 55 degrees to 58 degrees Fahrenheit (13 to 15 degrees Celsius). But temperatures between 40 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit or 5 to 18 degrees Celsius may be enough as long as it’s steady.
Essential in wine storage are the degree and speed of temperature. As long as the changes between summer and winter are not rapid it won’t be any trouble. Matching changes each day will cause wines to age quickly.
The most essential step to follow in keeping wines is to avoid temperature oscillation. A sticky build up will form when this rule isn’t followed. Eventually this may lead to the crumpling of the cork. It is the same as having the cork placed in and out every single day. Small quantities of wine are then pushed to the end of the cork that makes way for air to leak in. The expected taste of wine will be at risk when air goes with the wine.
The wine properly ages when it is stored at 55 to 58F. Fast ageing of wines are seen in higher temperatures while lower temperatures slow down its ageing. Unalterable damages will be perceived once the wine is stored above 82F.
When stored at 55F wines mature slowly and this aids in its solidity.
Each wine you purchase should be kept immediately in your cellar. Putting your wine into your storage place right after you bought it can surely help the wine recover from the stress of traveling.
The wine must be dealt with specialty before you keep it in your cellar.
Any wine devotee is aware that storing wines in bad conditions can damage its authenticity but how many of us are aware there are stages that need perfect handling of wines? Someone purchases a wine but forgets it in his car one warm afternoon. You are about to keep it in your wine room but it has already been heated up in the car earlier. Never forget that extremely temperatures will result to damaging chemical reactions to the wine.