It is well known that wine storage depends mainly on temperature. But beware. Sometimes, the ideal temperature for storage is not the same as the temperature of consumption, which may be a few degrees higher. This is why it is very important to know the recommended storage temperature for the different wines: white, red and sparkling wines.
Let us look in detail to the recommended temperatures for the different wines.
- For white wines, the ideal storage temperature varies between 7 and 13° C. The recommended serving temperature for white wines, on the other hand, varies between 9 and 12° C.
- The ideal storage temperature for red wines varies between 12 and 18° C. The serving temperature for red wines may vary between 15 and 18° C.
- Finally, the storage temperature for sparkling wines is between 4 and 10° C, while the serving temperature for Spumante or Champagne varies between 6 and 8° C.
These are only guidelines and may vary depending on a variety of factors. Not only the type of wine, of course, but also its body, alcohol content, region of production, stage of aging and, of course, personal taste.
When the required storing temperatures are very low (e.g. in the case of Champagne), the thermal shock between the outside and inside environment may cause an unpleasant condensation on the wine display windows.
To solve this problem, the best wine displays have heated glass panes. These are equipped with a heating element that lowers the thermal shock and avoids condensation. The glass remains perfectly transparent and the visibility of the bottles is thus guaranteed at all times.