How to Store your Wine – Top Tips from the Experts

How to Store your Wine – Top Tips from the Experts

how to store your wine

Opening up a new wine bar or just want to know the correct temperatures to store your wine? This blog post is for you! Just like any alcohol, wine has a set of storage recommendations to ensure it remains good until it is poured, there are different types of wine and some are more delicate than others, this blog post will help you get to grips with the temperatures you should be storing your wine at, we will also recommend a few pieces of equipment that are designed to keep your wine in top form.


It is important to maintain the wines temperature and this is the key to storing wine. The key is to maintain a constant temperature in order to keep the wine at its peak serving temperature. The table below shows the recommendations for storing a wide variety of wines;

Wine Type

Varietal Examples Storage Temperature (°F)

Sparkling Wines

Champagne, Prosecco

45 – 60

Dry White Wine

Pinot Gris, Riesling

46 – 50

Sweet and Rose Wines

Rose, Moscato

50 – 54

Young, Low Acid Wines

Malbec, Merlot

48 – 50

Structured Red Wines Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah

59 – 63

Aged or Dry Red Wines Pinot Noir

60 – 64

Fine Aged Red Wines Pinot Noir



The Correct Equipment       

In order to store your wine at these temperatures it is important that you use the correct storage equipment. Ideally you will need a cellar, wine cooler or wine merchandiser. These pieces of equipment are specifically designed to keep your wine at a set temperature

Stylish yet functional, here at Acme we have a range of commercial wine coolers from some of the top brand in the industry. Choose form slimline, under counter and dual temperature zone cabinets to ensure that your wine is served at the correct temperature every time.

There are cabinets for red wine, white wine, champagne or a combination of types. So you can choose the correct equipment for your business’s needs.

Make sure that you know what types of wine you will be storing before you purchase your equipment – too warm and the wine will age faster; too cool and deposits can build up. Keeping your wine in the correct conditions ensures that it matures properly, so your customers can always enjoy a perfect glass of their favourite Chardonnay, Cabernet or Bubbly.

It is also important to consider how many bottles of wine you will be needing to store as well as the space you have available. Remember, larger champagne or Burgundy bottles will take up more room in your wine cooler.

Our Recommendation

If you are unsure about the different types of wine you want to sell, or if you are limited for space and are looking for one cabinet to store a range of different wines take a look at the Mondial Elite Beverage Cooler with Multi Temperatures Zones.

This fantastic model gives you a 2 year warranty, enables you to store a variety of wines such as Chianti, Merlot, Rose, Champagne and Sauternes and also doubles up as a bottle cooler enabling you to store Brown Ale, Red Ale, Lager, Pilsner and White Beers. This could be the perfect solution to your wine storing needs!

how to store your wine

Horizontal Storage

It is important that you wine bottles are stored horizontally, there is actually a good reason why you seen wine bottles stored on their side rather than vertically. Storing wine on its side ensures that the cork stays moist. If a cork is allowed to dry out, air can seep in through the cork and as a result the wine will begin to oxidize which will eventually spoil the wine.

For more information about the range of wine coolers Acme have to offer call a member of our sales team today on 01254 277999 or request a product catalogue.

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