Storing unopened wine in the refrigerator?


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Storing unopened wine in the refrigerator?

JTPhilly | | Jul 26, 2014 07:49 PM

Admittedly this is a first world problem

my wine cooler is small - it only holds 8 bottles and now it is full, a larger one is not an option or a necessity right now.

While most of the wine I drink never makes it there I keep better bottles in there - ones that can age and ones are a bit pricey for everyday burgers and pizza wine and await a special meal. My preferred wine shop makes a big deal about shipping their wine at cave temps and keeping their store at temp too so that the wine never "cooks" and looses its freshness - I like to respect that in storage - especially in summer my house gets warm - I dont run the AC when I am gone all day and I dont want to ruin my wine.

so the big question - is the fridge too cold or can I store bottles in there?

Not the long term save it for a few years bottles but the waiting for the right time bottles. When I like something at I like to buy a few bottles of it - I have to cross state lines and pay a bridge toll to shop for wine so I can't just pick it up when I want it.

Is holding red wine in the refrigerator and letting it come to temp before serving preferable to storing it a room temp, with all the variety and fluctuations expected?