How To Store Wine

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I know nothing of storing wine but just received a case of a German White wine. How do I store the bottles? Is it true that depending on the wine the bottle should be either tilted upward, downward or straight up?

How To Store Wine

  • All corked wine should be stored on the side so that the cork remains wet.
  • Both red and white wine should be stored in an area away from any direct sunlight and extreme heat or cold.
  • Temperature should remain between 55 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit..
  • Storage temperature should remain consistent. Don't store wine in a standard refrigerator. The temperature is too cold and fluctuates since the door is opened often.
  • A small wine refrigerator is ideal for storing white wines since the temperature remains between 50-55 degrees Fahrenheit. Although wine supply companies sell wine refrigerators ranging from 12-100 bottles, they are expensive. A small wine refrigerator (18-24 bottle capacity) can be purchased at Lowe's or Home Depot for under $150.
  • White wine should be consumed withing one to three years.



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