Temperature ensures that wine is fresh, flavorful, and fermented properly. All wines should be stored at their ideal temperatures for best results, which varies for reds, whites, and roses.
Sadly, this is something you cannot achieve by keeping your wines stored in your standard kitchen refrigerator. Instead, consider investing in a handy built-in or freestanding wine cooler to enhance your wine’s quality and longevity.
This blog post will discuss the optimal temperature setting for different wine varieties. We will also explain how our wine coolers make this process ten times easier, ultimately improving your wine’s quality and freshness.
Finding the optimal temperature to store your wines is essential to keeping them fresh.
As mentioned earlier, storing your wine in the refrigerator is not preferred. However, it does not have overly harmful effects besides limiting the beverage’s overall shelf life. Many people use their refrigerator to store wine before investing in a wine cooler, even utilizing their freezer to speed up the process. Just remember to avoid keeping wine bottles in the freezer longer than 30 to 35 minutes, as too much exposure to extreme cool temperatures may cause an unforeseen explosion.
Furthermore, heat can have damaging, irreversible effects on wine, starting at about 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius). Thus, we recommend keeping your wines cooler out of direct sunlight and in an excellent space (like a Tylza wine cooler!) on hot summer days to avoid overheating.
Below we will review the preferred temperature for storing different wines, from dry reds to light roses.
Not all red wines should be kept at the same temperature. Still, you can find a happy medium when using a dual-zone wine cooler to simultaneously store whites or sparkling wines.
Lighter, sweet reds like Port Wine should be kept at 55 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit (13 to 19 degrees Celsius). Meanwhile, dryer red wines, such as Cabernet or Pinot Noir, are best when chilled to 61 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius).
White wines should be kept anywhere between 50 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit ( 10 to 13 degrees Celsius). Much like reds, specific whites require different temperature settings. For example, a Chardonnay tastes best when chilled to 48 degrees Fahrenheit (9 degrees Celsius), while Rieslings should be kept at around 46 degrees Fahrenheit (8 degrees Celsius).
We highly suggest setting your wine cooler to a medium setting of about 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) that satisfies just about any white wine.
Crisp rose wines have increasingly grown in popularity over the last decade. Roses, similar to certain white wines, are best served at 50 degrees Fahrenheit (12 degrees Celsius). Sparkling wines, champagne, and dessert wines should be kept at around 44 degrees Fahrenheit (7 degrees Celsius) to attain the best flavor and bubbly consistency.
That said, if you are storing all of these wines together, you can likely get away with setting your wine cooler to 48 degrees Fahrenheit (9 degrees Celsius). Hence, it is not too cold for the rose and not too warm for the sparkling wines.
Wine coolers are well worth the investment for avid drinkers and entertainers. Keeping your wine at the ideal temperature setting ensures that they are ready to serve whenever, preserves its quality and extends the wine’s shelf life.
Tylza offers both single and dual-zone wine coolers in our online shop. Our single-zone wine coolers are excellent options for those who prefer to drink a specific type of vino. Meanwhile, dual-zone wine coolers are preferred for storing multiple varieties of wine without compromising quality. The appliance boasts two separate cooling zones, allowing you to keep both your reds and whites at their optimal settings. So, we recommend our single-zone wine coolers for storing either reds or whites and dual-zone wine coolers to accommodate all of the above!