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Why can't you store your wines in your refrigerator?

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It is general knowledge that the best place to store wine is in a cool, dark environment and you probably think that your kitchen refrigerator could do just that! But is it really okay to store wine in the fridge?

If you are storing the wines for a party over the weekend, it is fine to store them in the refrigerator for a couple of days. In the long-term, however, there are a few reasons why it is not the best place to stash your favorite bottles.

The Refrigerator Is Not Ideal for Long-term Storage of Wines

Although the conditions may look similar, a typical household refrigerator does not actually provide the optimum conditions for storing wine for more than one or two days.

  • The common kitchen refrigerator maintains a cold temperature of 2-3 °C , with low levels of humidity of an average of 30% . Whereas the optimum temperature for storing wines, range from 12°C to 14°C, with the ideal humidity level above 65%. Wines will not age properly if they are not stored at a temperature of 12°C to 14°C.

  • Another factor that affects the maturing of wines is "Vibration". Wines need to be kept free from excessive vibration as vibration causes the