When it comes to wine storage, the importance of temperature cannot be undermined. If the wine is too hot, it can begin to cook, which will not only destroy the taste of the wine, but will make it undrinkable altogether. If the wine is too cold, it will significantly slow down the time it takes for the wine to age and if its too cold, there is a risk of the wine freezing and shattering the bottle altogether. Both of these mistakes can significantly damage your wines and can be detrimental to your wine business. That's why we operate a temperature-controlled wine storage, to ensure that your wines are at the optimal temperature 24/7/365 no matter the month or season. By doing this, we can ensure that your wine will satisfy your clients, ensuring a more trusted customer relationship. It is important to remember that most wines are usually sold within a few years of their initial release and very few will benefit from long term ageing. As a result, our facility is ideal for wines that you plan on selling within the next few years.
Warm temperatures are the number one enemy when it comes to wine. If the temperature is consistently left higher than 70˚F your wine will age faster than what you or your clients are looking for. If it gets any hotter than this, it is also possible for your wine to cook, which will significantly flatten the aromas and flavours. In severe cases, it may even make your wine undrinkable altogether. Something that you really don't need for your wine business. The ideal temperature range is between 45˚F and 65˚F which is why 55˚F is often cited as close to perfect. This will depend on the type of wine that you are storing. As a result, we advise that you do not stress too much if your wine is a few degrees warmer, as long as the wine is being opened a few years after it has been stored. When choosing to store your wine at our climate-controlled wine storage, our team will make sure that your wine is stored at the optimal temperature. Before you store your wines, our team will assess your wine portfolio and assign you a particular area in the warehouse which is the ideal temperature. This allows you to store your wine with peace of mind knowing that it is in the optimal conditions throughout its time with us.
Whilst keeping wines in your household refrigerator is fine for up to a couple months, it is not a very good idea for long term storage and when buying as an importer this is almost never a viable option. The average fridge temperature falls below 45˚ F to safely store perishable foods, however the lack of moisture in a fridge could dry out corks. This would allow air to seep into the individual bottles which will damage the wine. Additionally, it is also possible for your wine to freeze if it is too cool. This will cause the liquid to turn into ice, which would expand and either push the cork out or shatter the bottle altogether.
The most important factor to consider is avoiding the problem of rapid, extreme or frequent temperature swings, which can significantly damage the quality of your wine. The flavours in the wine would begin to cook and the consistent contraction of the liquid may potentially cause seepage. At our climate-controlled storage facility we aim for consistency. We ensure that your wines are always kept in the same conditions so that they can be safely transported without being damaged. By keeping them in the same conditions throughout the year, we can guarantee that your wine will maintain its high quality. All of our facilities have backup generators, so that if we should experience any issues, we can ensure that your wine temperature and storage will be maintained. When choosing us to store your wine, you can be confident that you are choosing the very best conditions for your storage.