But Not Too CoolWhile you don't want your wine to get too warm, you certainly don't want it to get too cold. You can keep your wine in the fridge for short term, but the average refrigerator drops below 45° to keep your food from perishing. Your fridge also lacks moisture which could dry the cork out, allowing air to seep in and hurt your wine. Also make sure to not store your wine where it will freeze - such as your garage in the winter, or forgotten in the freezer. If the liquid starts to freeze it will expand and could push the cork out!
Consistency is KeyYou don't need to be paranoid about the temperature staying at the perfect 55°, as much as you need to worry about the consistency of the temperature. Constant fluctuations can cause the cork to expand or contract which could allow seepage. Though just because there is wine that has seeped out past the cork doesn't mean it's ruined - the only way to know is to try it!
Darkness Is IdealEver wondered why wine was stored in dark or colored glass bottles? It's like sunglasses for you wine! UV rays can degrade and age your wine, and household bulbs can fade your labels in the long run. Incandescent bulbs are found to be the safest bet.
Keep It On It's SideGenerally wine is stored on it's side because it keeps the cork from drying out. If you're planning on drinking your wine in the near future, it probably won't affect it as much. Though it is much more space efficient to store your bottles horizontally instead of vertically.
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846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052