What is considered a good temperature for storing wine?
This is a question for which you’ll get many answers, but the general thought seems to be that red wine should be stored at a temperature between 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit) and 13 degrees Celsius (55 degrees Fahrenheit). Humidity is also an important factor to consider and shouldn’t be lower than 60%. This is to reduce the risk of the cork getting too dry and cracking. Any change in temperature over a long period of time (typically between the summer and winter months) is fine but a fluctuation of temperature on a daily basis can have disastrous consequences. If wine is kept at too high a temperature they tend to age much faster than wines kept at cold temperatures. Wine needs to age slowly for greater taste and enjoyment. •How long can I keep a bottle after purchase? This is entirely dependant on the wine itself and the conditions in which it has been kept. Some heavier red wines, such as Chateauneuf du Pape (Shiraz) and Bordeaux (Cabernet) may keep for many years long