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Wine Coolers - How They Can Help Store Your Wine
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Wine Coolers  -  How they Can Help Store Your Wine

Appreciating wine is a great hobby to have and many people actually make a good living from selling and dealing in wine. But whether you are a wine connoisseur or you just like the odd bottle here and there, it is really important to look after your wine properly by either storing it in a cellar, or in a wine fridge or wine cooler.

There are many wine coolers available and in this article we will have a look at the difference between the two main types of wine coolers and talk about which one is better. But before doing this let us have a quick look at why it is so important to keep your wine in a wine cooler in the first place.

Keeping your wine in a wine cooler helps it to age properly by reducing the fluctuation in temperature.

Keeping your wine at a constant temperature is really important as this stops the chemical reactions, that are taking place inside the wine, from speeding up and slowing down due to excessive heat and cold. The temperature plays a vital role. Wine needs to be stored at about 55 deg F for the chemical reactions to take place properly. Also as wine heats it expands and when it cools it shrinks.

If your wine has been stored in a bottle that has a cork in it then this expanding and contracting can move the cork up and down in the sleeve of the bottle. This movement allows air to enter the bottle and this greatly damages your wine. Another way air can enter the wine is if the cork becomes dry and starts to shrink. Dry corks are due to a lack of moisture in the air or are the result of wine that has not been layed down in storage. You should keep the humidity at a level of about 70%.

It is also extremely important to keep your wine away from light as this also affects the chemical reactions that are happening in order for the wine to age. Before we mentioned two main kinds of wine coolers the first is the thermoelectric wine cooler and the second is what is known as a compressor driven wine cooler. Both of these wine coolers have their good points and their bad points and both of them are good fro storing wine. Online wine cooler reviews are a good spot to research both of these styles of wine coolers further.


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