The temperature sweet spot for most wine cellars is between 55 to 58 degrees Fahrenheit…
with a low amount of sunlight, no vibration, and a relative humidity of 60% to 70%.
How to Store Wine
There are many factors that dictate how to store wine, including how much wine you have to store,
how long are you storing the wine, what type of wine you are storing, and more. Temperature is one of the most important.
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Temperature for Storing Wine in a Wine Cellar
Depending on who you ask, you will hear differing opinions in regards to wine storage, such as
“What is the best temperature to store wines?”. There are varying ideal temperatures for storing
wines, however, the sweet spot for most wine cellars is between 55 to 58 degrees Fahrenheit.
Storing wine at a colder temperature will slow the wine aging process while, warmer temperatures
will allow the wine to age faster. You have to keep in mind wine cellar temperatures vary within the wine cellar and the liquid temperature of the wines vary as well.
Ideal Liquid Temperature for Storing Wine
Below is a summary of ideal liquid temperatures for storing of different types of wines.
- Red Wines: 55 to 58 degrees Fahrenheit
- White Wines: 45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit
- Champagne and Sparkling Wines: 45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit
Additionally, you want to store your wine in a place with a low amount of sunlight, no
vibration, and a relative humidity of 60% to 70%. We have designed and built thousands of custom
wine cellars with these qualities and carry wine storage cabinets and wine coolers
that maintain these a cool safe environment to safely store your wine.
How to Serve Wine
Wine Serving Temperatures
Ideal serving temperature depends on the type of wine being served. Each type has an ideal
serving temperature and there is a proper way to open and serve wine. The listed articles above
include ideal serving temperatures, details on decanting, and more. We have summarized the ideal
serving temperature information below.
Ideal Wine Serving Temperatures
Ideal storage temperatures vary for different types of wines.
- Full-bodied Red Wines: 60 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit
- Medium-bodied Red Wines: 60 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit
- Light Fruity Red Wines: 55 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit
- Full-bodied or Oaked White Wines: 45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit
- Medium to light-bodied White Wines: 45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit
- Champagne and Sparkling Wines: 40 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit
Properly Opening Your Bottle of Wine
Lastly, no one wants a piece of cork floating in their glass of Larkmead 2016 Cab. There
is a specific process to opening a bottle of wine to avoid that and other problems that can
happen while opening and serving your wine.
The process for properly opening your bottle of wine is outlined in our article How to
Properly Open and Serve a Bottle of Wine.
More About Storing and Serving Wine
We have written three articles that go into the detail of the differences for storing red wine,
white wine, and champagne and sparkling wines.