Talk:Storage of wine

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Inconsistent temperature recommendations in article[edit]

In the "Temperature and other factors" section, 50-59F is recommended and 52F is mentioned as a possible ideal both with solid sources. Then in the "Places to store wine" section, it says, "Wine should never be stored in temperatures that are too cold (under 12 °C/53.6 °F) as this will inhibit the development of the wine." This has no sources. This needs to be changed to 50F or lower but then again I don't know that we have the data to reference a specific number that would be appropriate for the wording "never" or "too cold". I think we should remove the numbers from this section firstly because they are wrong, and secondly because there is an entire section devoted to temperature already. Overall though, an awesome article for such a specialized subject! Great work everyone!

--Victoria h (talk) 00:51, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Agreed. Make changes as neccessary. Mjworthey (talk) 16:47, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
What I heard (I realize this is not encyclopedic, but FWIW was told by Luca d'Atomma, a notable winemaker) the colder 50F-ish temperature is for long long term storage, preserving the wine with minimal aging, while the 60F-ish temperature is to age/develop wine for drinking, still on the order of years (depending on the age/condition/terroir of the wine going in), but suitable for a home cellar one plans to drink from. (talk) 21:35, 27 June 2015 (UTC)