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Wine Cooler Reviews - Looking After Your Wine
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Wine Cooler Reviews  -  Looking After Your Wine

If you are in the market for a new wine cooler then you are probably having a look online at all the different wine cooler reviews that are out there. When you are thinking about getting a new wine cooler you really need to take the size of the actual unit into account before your purchase.

Is it big enough for what you want? Will it fit into that space that you are thinking of putting it in? And what kind of wine will you be storing inside it? Do you want to keep some red and some white wine or do you mainly want to keep reds?

There are some wine coolers that you can get that have dual compartments and these are fantastic for keeping both red and white wines at different temperatures. But before we have a look at these lets look at why it is a good idea to keep your wine in a wine fridge or wine cooler.

Wine needs to be stored at a temperature of about 14 degrees Celsius if you keep it in a place that is too hot or too cold it can have a detrimental effect on your wine. Too hot and your wine will stew or cook and if it is too cold your wine can actually freeze.

The term freeze does not mean freeze as in frozen but rather the wine will contract. If it is too hot you wine expands this causes the chemical reaction in the bottle to speed up and also moves the cork allowing air to get inside. The cork will also move around if it becomes too dry (as it shrinks).

To avoid your corks from becoming dry you should always store your wine in a humid place. You want to have a humidity level of 60-80% anything below 50% is not good. A normal kitchen fridge is not suitable for keeping wine because the humidity level is only around 20%.

Kitchen fridges are actually designed to suck moisture out of the fridge as this keeps your food longer. Hence having a wine cooler. If you want to increase the level of humidity in a wine cooler you can put a small dish of water in the bottom.

Many wine cooler reviews should tell you if a wine fridge comes with a humidity tray and also dual compartments. When you are looking at wine cooler reviews online keep in mind the things that have been discussed in this article and you should be able to age and enjoy your wine for years to come.


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