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Ideal Temperature for a plug-in Wine Cellar?

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Ideal Temperature for a plug-in Wine Cellar?

anewton | Jul 17, 2007 07:17 PM

My fiancee and I recently bought a 220 bottle-capacity wine cellar from an Ontario company called Cellar Nuvo. The fridge unit can be set anywhere from 52-64 degrees. The manufacturer recommends setting the temperature at 57. However, I have read elsewhere that the ideal temperature for long-term storage (i.e. 10+ years) is 50. I cannot find a consistent opinion re: wine storage. Wine Spectator seems to advocate lower temperatures...i.e. 50.

The strange thing about this cellar is that it does not offer a humidity control. I am not sure if the humidity is pre-set? The room it is in should be fairly humid; however, humidity here in the Pacific Northwest fluctuates radically between winter and summer.

Anyway, my real question is about temperature. Currently I have the temp set at 56. Comments?

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