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Storing your wine

Details the short and long term storing temperatures for each popular type of wine on the market.

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
Non-vintage Champagne and Sparkling Wine 6°C
Vintage Champagne and Sparkling Wine, Riesling and Gewürztraminer 8°C
Dry White Wines
Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Bordeaux Blanc 9°C
Chardonnay and White Burgundy, Rosé 10 – 12°C
Light to Medium-Bodied Red Wines
Young Boredaux, Young Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Merlot 14 – 16°C
Full-Bodied Red Wines
Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Burgundy 17°C
Shiraz, Zinfandel, Vintage Port 18°C

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 24 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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