1.Keep It nice and cool
While we might enjoy nice, balmy temperatures, you can be sure your wine doesn’t. In fact, heat is a wine’s worst enemy and the one thing that is sure to turn a great grape into a sour grape. Temperatures higher than 21 age a wine more quickly than is desirable, and if things get much hotter, may end up cooking the wine, resulting in flat aromas and flavours. The ideal temperature range is between 7-18, with 12 being cited as close to perfect.
- But not too cool!
Most of us have got wines racked up in the fridge door, but don’t fret – it’s fine if you’re going to drink them over the next month or so. The problem comes when wines are kept at cool temperatures for too long. The lack of moisture in modern fridges could lead corks to dry out which then could allow air to seep into the bottles and taint the wine. It’s also a bad idea to keep your wines in the garage where winter temperatures could dip below freezing – if the liquid turns to ice it could expand and push the cork out. Keeping your wines in the basement means they stay nice and cool all year round.
- Consistency is what’s called for
With our fickle climate, it’s not uncommon to experience at least three seasons in one day. While we might not like it at least we can cope by always making sure we don’t leave the house without a brolly and raincoat! However, wines don’t cope so well and it is the fluctuation in temperatures which can cause a lot of damage. The expansion and contraction of liquid inside the bottles could lead to the cork being pushed out and air seeping in. A well-insulated basement wine cellar will remain at a constant temperature no matter what the weather above ground.
Beer and wine cellar coolers
To keep your bar’s stock in top condition and chilled, you need a fully functioning cellar cooler. To avoid wasted items and gone off beer, keep your cellar chilled with an installation by Cutts Refrigeration Ltd.
Cellar coolers built to meet your bar’s needs
To have an efficient cellar cooler, it needs to be suited to the size of the cellar as well as having the appropriate ventilation. That is why at Cutts Refrigeration Ltd, we come to you to measure your cellar, assess the ventilation options and provide you with a free quote for the installation.
We get the job done right, so give us a call today on 01743 718 871.