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Climate control is essential when you are storing wine for a long period of time. Before refrigeration, wine was kept in caves or buried in the dirt of root cellars. Wine will keep for an indefinite period of time as long as it is kept in a cool environment (between 55 and 57 degrees Fahrenheit) which keeps the wine from maturing too quickly, away from light (another heat source) and humidity. Humidity can adversely affect wine by creating mold which can damage the label and, most importantly, damage the cork. When looking to store your wine, keep all of three of these factors in mind.