Best Temperature For Different Wines

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Everyone knows that fine wine gets better with age, but only when it is properly stored.

Here are the fundamentals of proper wine storage:

  • Keep your wine in a dark area, away from UV rays which can cause damage.

  • Steady as she goes. Experts believe that limiting movement and vibrations is a key to preserving wine flavor.

  • Store your wine bottles on their side. This will prevent the cork from drying out, which causes it to shrink and lets air enter the bottle.

  • Keep your wine at the right temperature, and keep it consistent. Temperatures that are too hot or too cold are equally damaging.

So what is the right temperature to keep your wine?

Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. The truth is, different types of wine are best stored at different temperatures, which can make things rather difficult. As a basic rule of thumb, rich red wines should be kept at higher temperatures (60-65° F), while medium and lighter white wines should be stored at temperatures in the 50° range.

Here are the optimal storage temperatures for different types of wine, as recommended by BetterTastingWine.com.

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