Ideally, wine should be stored at a constant temperature of around 8 to 12 ° C in summer and winter humidity
from 70 to 80% and also protected from light. These conditions are usually in one wine cellar
given. If such a one is not available, then a climatic cabinet is the ideal storage place (which of course can also be useful in a cellar). In addition, the correct drinking temperature is an important factor in the process Weingenuss
and very different or depending on the type of wine (see in detail under wine temperature
). A conventional refrigerator is rather unsuitable because it has too much vibration and regular temperature fluctuations for technical reasons.
Optimal are wine climate or wine tempering cabinets, which differ from normal refrigerators by different climatic zones and constant humidity. In addition, the air entering the interior is cleaned via an activated carbon filter, so that no odors from the outside affect the wine. The cabinets are also specially stored, so that the wine can not be damaged by vibrations. The temperature zones are (from bottom to top) between 6 and 18 ° C, so that each wine can be stored in the right zone and if necessary ideally served immediately right tempered. To keep track, from a certain amount (30 bottles) is a corresponding Wine cellar management
required. See also below wine cooling