• Fri. Dec 9th, 2022

Wine 101: Do you need a wine refrigerator?

Wanda Haynes, CS

Wine will not taste its best if stored long-term in a home refrigerator. The environment is simply too cold and too dry. The constant agitation of a home refrigerator isn’t friendly either.

Consider investing in a wine refrigerator, prices and storage capacity vary; purchase a size just a bit larger than what you currently need. Dual–Zone models can store two types of wine at two different temperatures.

Wine Refrigerator. Photo by Wanda Haynes, CS

The wine refrigerator will need to sit right side up for a full day before use. Some have LED lights, removable racks, and humidity control options.

Always use the correct cords, follow manufactures instructions, and check customer reviews before choosing a unit.