Apr 26 2012
Checking out wine cooler reviews online is a good way to help you decide on which style or type of wine cooler you want to purchase. However there may be some thing that you would like to consider before you go ahead and buy your wine refrigerator.
The main thing that you probably want to know about is how big your wine fridge needs to be and if is a good idea or not to keep both white and red wine in it. Maybe you have a preference for reds over whites or maybe you like both. On the market nowadays you can get some really good wine refrigerators with dual compartments -one for red and one fro white – but lets look at those later..
Now lets have a look at the reasons why you should properly store wine in a wine cellar or in a wine cooler. Wine needs to around 15 degrees Celsius is perfect – a stable temperature that is not too hot or cold.
If the wine is too hot or too cold or kept in one temperature and then the other it causes the wine to expand and contract slowing down and speeding up all of the reactions that are happening inside the bottle and this makes the cork move up and down inside the neck of the bottle. During this time your wine can become easily destroyed as the oxygen gets in and starts the oxidization process destroying your wine.
The humidity level to store wine that has been sealed with cork is best kept at about 70%. Humidity is a very important thing that you need to understand when storing your wine correctly..
You should also keep your wine away from the direct sunlight and away from harmful ultra violet light. There are lots of wine cooler reviews on the internet and these will tell you which wine fridges have UV filters and which ones don’t.
Also many of these wine cooler reviews may well look at those wine coolers that have two different compartments for reds and whites. I trust you have found this posting useful and I trust that you now understand how to keep your wine for many years in the future.