They can be. Now the products of SWISSCAVE are available in elegant black – neither too dark - too heavy nor too pale. This creates the perfect opportunity for your wine cooler to simply stand there and look stunningly good; the wine cooler as aesthetic model. Who needs a Giacometti if they have got a SWISSCAVE wine cooler?
For effective wine storage, it always comes down to correct temperature. Wine, red and white, should be stored at 10 – 14°C. This allows wine the optimal opportunity to mature and develop. Optimum temperature for immediate enjoyment: white wine should not be kept cooler than 7-8°C and depending on the type of red wine not warmer than 17°C.
Like many other food and drink items, in certain conditions wine can create extraneous odors. Sure, wine is largely protected from this through a glass bottle and cork. However, there are situations in which undesired smells can contaminate wine. Thus wine should not be stored next to fuel oil or other chemicals which affects its nuances and its taste.
We all know the wine cellars and stores of certain wine producers. Barrels and bottles are placed in vaults, cellars or even caves ranging from the damp to the dripping wet. The air in such an environment is frequently of up to 90% humidity. It is not unlikely that you can find mold on the walls, the corners and on the bottles.
How often do we see wine ‘exhibited’ in living rooms, restaurants, hotels or even wine shops! In bright daylight. In the shop window. Often in direct sunlight. Often for months, if not years. If you examine a bottle like this, it will be evident that the fluid has become clearer, more transparent, and that even its color has changed because of the sunlight.
Wine does not like being disturbed. Wine should not be subjected to shaking or jolting. The older the wine, the more sensitive it is to any jarring. So what about transporting wine? Wine dealers ship cases of wine via courier or postal service – what does that do to the wine? Does it not get agitated during transport?
When the topic of conversation is wine storage, a lot of time is spent on the “right” temperature and how important it is to not be too warm, nor too cold, and stable. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with that discussion, except that with all the attention given to temperature, the most important factors are often overlooked.
Wine coolers come in all shapes and sizes, from units that only hold a few bottles to those that will not fit through a regular sized door with a capacity for hundreds of bottles. During this discussion, it is known that people who like wine, and have an interest in storing wine, generally see their wine collection grow over the years.
The times when almost all 0.75 liter wine bottles were the same standard size are definitely over. Over the last few years, bottle shapes and lengths that often deviate far from the norm have become more established. This leads to new challenges especially when it comes to storage, displaying and tempering your favorite wine bottles in wine coolers.