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My wine "cellar" : too warm?

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My wine "cellar" : too warm?

danna | Jul 31, 2006 07:32 PM

When I wandered down to the basement to pick out a wine this weekend, it occured to me the basement was a pleasant temp. And pleasant for me means low 70's. Is that too warm?

My basement is a walk-out. I have an enclosed room in the corner that is completely underground...but of course that room walks out into the main basement. It is unheated, uncooled. In the winter it doesn't drop below the hi 50s. It is very dark.

I've been working under the assumption that because this area was a stable, cool (to me) temperature without any swings in temp, that it was good for wine storage. Am I kidding myself?

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