Wine Storage and Wine Cooler Temperature for Every Type of Wine

You know how important it is to keep your wine in the right place, in the right conditions. But do you know that it is very important to set a different temperature for every type of wine? It affects the taste and helps the wine to age properly. Wine storage temperature is not so hard to maintain if you have a proper cooler. 

There are different types of coolers provided on the market today. It is crucial to know the difference between the offered products and to pay attention to details. Getting yourself a superb wine fridge for a nice price is like getting yourself a wedding present. So don’t hesitate to shower yourself with presents. Read our article to find out what types of fridges there are, why you should pick KingsBottle, and what temperatures are best to store your wine collection.

Optimal Wine Storage Conditions

So you’ve got several bottles of wine to put in your bar. But you need to know that there are several enemies that can spoil your wine, just keep these in mind:

  • heat;
  • direct sunlight;
  • high humidity;
  • shaking.

We are sure that you’ve heard about all of the above before, but it is always important to bring up main hazards again to freshen up the memory and maybe find out about some new points. Have you heard about shaking before? We will cover this one further so keep on reading.

Now, we will cover some wine storage basics that are very handy and will save your time, wine, and party. 

  1. Keep your wine cool, but not too cool. Picking the right temperature is crucial and each type of wine has its own limit. We will show a table with temperatures further down the article so don’t worry. You will have instant access to the information you need the most. For now, just make sure that you know that there is a difference between red wine storing temperature, white storing temperature, and basic refrigerator foods storing temperature. It is best to set your cooler between 45° F and 65° F for now.
  2. Make sure that there won’t be any drastic temperature swings. This may cause the wine to pop and push out the cork. But don’t worry. All wine bottles have to experience terrible temperature swings during the transportation from the winery to the store, for sure. This doesn’t affect the taste nor any other properties. 
  3. Check on the light bulbs that you have in your wine fridge. The direct UV rays can damage the wine and age it prematurely. Go get some incandescent bulbs and mount them onto your fridge. They create much less ultraviolet light as opposed to fluorescent bulbs. 
  4. The humidity is also something to be considered. It is important to set the right percentage since, otherwise, the cork can dry out and let the air into the bottle. Do we need to tell you what the taste will be like eventually? Set the humidity percentage up to 70 percent and you good to go. This helps to avoid oxidization.
  5. The orientation of the bottle is also quite important. Put your bottle horizontally. The specialists say that in this position, the cork will be washed by wine and it will prevent its drying out. But if you are ready to drink the wine in a couple of days, the orientation doesn’t matter that much. Also, if you have some other variation of the cork-like plastic or rubber one, you don’t need to store it horizontally if you don’t want to.
  6. Vibration is another thing that you should avoid. Especially, if you have older collectible wines in your cooler. It can speed up some chemical reactions and add some extra notes to the taste. And this is the last thing you want to experience with your old wine. Of course, some little vibration once in a while won’t harm it. 

Ideal Temperature to Store and Serve Wine

Most people think that the wine should be kept in a regular fridge with whatever temperature and just be served cool on the table. Some people even put several ice cubes in their wine to make it colder. But what are the wine storing temperature and wine serving temperature? We’ve prepared for you this wine storage temperature guide that will help you to set the right temperature and enjoy your wine collection by all means.

Here is a compact table that you can copy, print out, and put it on your fridge to remember the right temperatures. But if you have only one type of wine like red or white, you can set the temperature right away and forget about it. We will suggest temperatures for red and white wine below the table. But if you have a dual-zone fridge, you can set specific temperatures based on this table and experience the most proper wine flavor to its fullest.

Wine Temperature in Fahrenheit  Temperature in Celcius
Madeira, Vintage Port 66.2 °F 19°C
Shiraz, Bordeaux 64.4 °F 18°C
Cabernet, Red Burgundy 62.6 °F 17°C
Pinot Noir, Rioja 60.8 °F 16°C
Zinfandel, Chianti 59 °F 15°C
Rosé, Beaujolais 53.6 °F 12°C
Sauternes, Viognier 51.8 °F 11°C
Chardonnay 48.2 °F 9°C
Riesling 46.4 °F 8°C
Sparkling & dessert wines, Champagne 44.6 °F 7°C

How to Store Wine in a Wine Refrigerator in 2020?

Here at KingsBottle, we have different wine coolers for every collector. Different sizes and characteristics for a reasonable price. 

If you are just starting to collect the wine, read further about proper wine storage in a single-zone refrigerator

A single-zone refrigerator is something you would like to have if you don’t have much space and need something compact for your small collection. Don’t worry, after a while you’ll get a bigger, dual-zone fridge, once your collection gets bigger. The main characteristic is that single-zone refrigerators provide only one temperature for all wines to be stored that you need to set very carefully. And as you remember from the previous table, each wine has its own temperature. Set it for 54 °F, which is also 12°C, and you should be fine. 

There are also dual-zone fridges that take more space than single-zone ones but the thing here is that you can set different temperatures in both zones. For example, in one, you can set 66 °F (19°C) and 45 °F (7°C) in the other. Isn’t that great? These are the dual zone wine cooler temperatures that you can set for different types of wine. The best range is to set the temperature between 50 °F (11°C) and 65 °F (18°C) for red wine and set the other zone between  45 °F (7°C) and 50 °F (11°C) for white wine.

With a dual-zone wine refrigerator managing your wine cooler temperature for multiple wines becomes easier and more convenient. 

What Temperature Should a Wine Fridge Be?

The wine cooler temperature range is the one you set yourself. but it doesn’t go further or below certain temperatures. The highest temperature you’ll use is 67 °F, which is 19°C, and the lowest temperature – 45 °F, which is 7°C. 

Each fridge has the wine fridge temperature settings that will help you to set everything right. And with the right temperature, you are able to keep your wine in perfect condition for years and years, and even bring it to your grand grandkids’ wedding.  

So, to bring up this information once again and to emphasize its importance, we need to highlight the white wine fridge temperature and the red wine cooler temperature.

Tip: Keep white wine fridge temperature between 45 °F (7°C) and 50 °F (11°C), and red wine cooler temperature between 50 °F (11°C) and 65 °F (18°C).

Why KingsBottle Fridges?

We love what we do and we do what we love. That pretty much says everything about our product. We care about every little thing and believe that the devil is in the details. This simply allows us to name our wine fridges the best on the market so far. Each chiller is made with premium materials from wooden shelves to our compressors. The volume of the noise is insignificant so it won’t bother you and we know how it is important to keep the thing quiet around the house.

We import our products directly from the manufacturer. This allows us to provide you with lower prices and keep the quality at the best level possible. 

In Conclusion

If you are a huge wine fan as we are, a wine cooler is an investment to make. You don’t have to have a huge wine collection, but it is your destiny to keep it classy. Having a wine chiller is another lever of self-love. Imagine coming home from work and reaching your wine fridge. The wine temperature is just ideal and you can fully smell and taste the wine you like. Just set the proper temperature for your kind of wine and see this magic happen.