Tag Archives: cellaring

Daily temperature variations and wine storage

It is often stated that daily variations in cellar temperatures are more damaging to wines than consistently higher temperatures. As far as I know empirical evidence for this is lacking, but that is not to say it is necessarily wrong. … Continue reading

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Wine fridge buying advice

I am assuming here that you have considered the alternatives, and have come to the conclusion that you want a fridge for the long-term maturation of wine.  I am not here writing about fridges for holding wine at serving temperature.  My advice is based on … Continue reading

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Temperature variation in wine cellars

The above diagram is taken from p303 of David MacKay’s book Sustainable Energy – without the hot air.  It shows how temperature in the ground varies with depth and time of year if the surface temperature varies as a sine function with … Continue reading

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Liebherr wine fridge filters

As any owner of a Liebherr wine fridge should know, you are recommended to replace the air filter cartridge every year.  But they are are not cheap: a couple of months ago I bought 4 for £87.64 including delivery from Coolectic … Continue reading

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The cult of the natural

For as long as I can remember in the relatively short life of my wine geekdom, the standard temperature advice for long term storage of wine has read something like: ideally around 12 or 14°C, avoid extremes of heat and … Continue reading

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