What Wines Go In A Wine Fridge?

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Written By Roseanne

Charlie's been a wine enthusiast for 20+ years. He and Roseanne have a vast amount of experience and expertise in wine refrigerators.





The types of wine that can be kept in a wine fridge will be covered in this article.

Most wine drinkers, collectors, and connoisseurs store their wine collection primarily in wine refrigerators. The majority of these units are designed specifically for storing wine, so they typically have a UV-resistant front door to help prevent light exposure, wine shelves to help hold your wine bottles so that they are not vibrating or aging prematurely, and they have the temperature capacity to perfectly cool your selection of wines.

But which wines can be kept chilled in a wine cooler? Is it okay to keep several different types of wine in the same refrigerator at once? What actions should you take in the long-term vs. the short-term (casual drinker) (wine collector).

All of these queries will be addressed in this article.

What wines should you store in a wine refrigerator?

The straightforward response to this query is that almost all types of wine can be kept in a wine fridge. Red wine, white wine, rose wine, sparkling wine, and so on.

It should be noted that this subject is highly debatable because everyone has different preferences for the ideal serving and storage temperatures for various types of wine.

It might not always be the best idea, though, to choose to cool various wine varieties at the same time.

Although it’s generally agreed that red and white wine should be chilled to a temperature of 45 degrees, most wine enthusiasts will have their own personal preferences. How can you achieve this? One common preference is for white wine to be stored cooler than red wine.

Either that or you could buy a dual-zone wine cooler, which has two distinct cooling zones with independent temperature controls. Alternatively, you could buy two actual wine coolers, but this option appears to be more expensive and will require a lot more space.

We’ve written a comprehensive buyers guide here for those who might be interested in purchasing a dual zone unit, outlining exactly what to look for in a wine cooler as well as the top models currently available.

Short term vs Long term wine storage

Because you’re not keeping wine bottles for long enough to start the oxidation and aging processes, we advise those casual wine drinkers who only store a small to a medium number of wines for brief periods of time to only purchase one wine cooler. If you are adamant about having your pinot noir cooled at a different temperature than your sauvignon blanc, there is one exception to this rule.

However, for those wine collectors who are storing numerous bottles of wine that you intend to keep for several months or years, we’d suggest looking into having separate wine refrigerators or a dual zone unit because it simply means that you can cater to each type of wine’s unique temperature requirements.

Some collectors even prefer to keep their collection of wine bottles in a wine cellar. More wine can be stored in this situation, and the temperature of the entire space can be changed.

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