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Storing your wine

Short-term storage/serving

  • This Wine Cabinet is perfect for short-term storage such as entertaining.
  • Red wines are best served at warmer temperatures and white wines are best served at cooler temperatures.
  • The ideal serving temperature of your wine is crucial for your taste and enjoyment. The following are recommended serving temperatures for different wines.
Sparkling wines and sweet white wines Temperature

Non-vintage Champagne and Sparkling Wine


Vintage Champagne and Sparkling Wine, Riesling and Gewürztraminer


Dry white wines Temperature

Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Bordeaux Blanc


Chardonnay and White Burgundy, Rosé

10 – 12°C

Light to medium-bodied red wines Temperature

Young Boredaux, Young Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Merlot

14 – 16°C

Full-bodied red wines Temperature

Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Burgundy


Shiraz, Zinfandel, Vintage Port


Long-term storage

  • This Wine Cabinet is also perfect for long-term storage/cellaring of wines.
  • The ideal temperature for long-term storage of red and white wines is between 11°C to 13°C.

Storing red and white wine

  • When storing a combination of red and white wines, we recommend storing same case wines together. For example red wine in the bottom zone and white wine in the upper zone.
  • Depending on the number of wine bottles and functions selected, it may take 48 hours for the Wine Cabinet temperatures to stabilise.
  • Not all wine stored will improve/mature over time. Some wine are best consumed at an early stage, while others have remarkable ageing capabilities. Do check with your wine merchant for more information.
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