I'm getting married in 3 weeks and bought 18.5 cases of wine that are currently sitting in the living room (as far away from the window as possible) of my 3rd floor apartment in NYC. We just had a blizzard come through yesterday, and my roommate understandably turned on the heat in the apartment.
It's not possible for me to store all this wine in optimal temperature conditions, but my fiance and I are arguing about whether the wine will go bad before the wedding. Please provide some advice and save our wedding/marriage!
My guess is that the apartment probably will get down to 60F during the day. In the evening, when my roommate comes home, I'd like to allow him to NOT freeze and thus turn on the heat a bit. How high can we go, and is this fluctuation bad for the wine for the next 3 weeks?
There are 8 cases of red, 7 cases of white, 3.5 cases of sparkling. An interesting aside... there will only be 125 guests, and we also have 350 beers and a full bar. I may proactively call for ambulances to deal with alcohol poisoning...
Thanks for your help!