One-, two- or multi-zones?
– How many temperature zones does my wine cabinet need?
In order to decide how many temperature zones your wine cellar really needs, we have created a small summary that explains the key points to this issue: Since wine bottles should not be subjected to strong climatic fluctuations or extreme storage temperatures, storing them in a wine cabinet the most suitable storage option.
The ideal temperature for storing wine is between 11 and 14 ° C. Greater differences between day and night temperatures affect the tire and thus the shelf life of a wine. They lead to premature oxidation (browning, reduction of freshness / acid, degradation of the flavorings). Similar qualitative changes cause permanent storage at less than 5 degrees C or above 17 degrees C.
The rule of thumb for wine storage For wine lovers it is important to reach the ideal temperature to preserve the taste of the wines as long as possible, because the rule of thumb for wine storage says: “The higher the storage temperature, the faster maturation and aging of the wine.” Also the humidity plays a big role: wines must not be stored in too dry and too humid rooms. Dry air affects the elasticity of the corks, which gradually leak. High humidity causes mold (on capsules and corks) and affects the wine labels. Ideal is a humidity of at least 60, at most 80 percent.
In addition, it is also important that the wines are protected from direct sunlight and vibration, as constant vibration (eg by neighboring technical equipment) adversely affect the “inner” balance of the wine. Despite a certain UV coating of modern wine bottles, they do not offer complete protection against the influence of permanent bright light sources.
The solution: Wine-climate cabinets Wine-temperature cabinets or wine storage cabinets regulate the wine to the optimum drinking temperature. Through the use of special components, such as compressors, internal ventilation systems and insulation of the walls, several different temperature zones can be achieved. For example, red wines can be tempered at + 18 ° C in the upper area of the cupboard and champagne and champagne at + 5 ° C in the lower area. In the middle range ideally white wines can be stored, because here the optimal drinking temperature zone (+8 to + 12 ° C) prevails. If you are a lover of good red wines and do not drink white wines, sparkling wines or even champagne, a one-temperature zone wine cellar is perfectly adequate for you. However, if you do not want to go without the variety of tastes of red and white wine, invest in a wine cellar with two temperature zones. For additional storage and optimal cooling of sparkling wine and Co. worth the purchase of a multi-temperature climatic cabinet. This special type of cooling is made possible by a simple law of nature: Since warm air is lighter than cold, it rises to the top. The cold air stays down. By using wine cellars, you can achieve similar storage conditions as in a wine cellar. In these devices prevails in the entire interior a constant temperature. This can be regulated from + 5 ° C to + 20 ° C as required.
For long-term wine storage, these devices offer ideal climatic conditions. Depending on the set temperature, wine cabinets can also keep a larger supply of wine at drinking temperature. There is NO difference between wine storage cabinets and wine cabinets, although this distinction of terminology is erroneously circulated. If you are still still undecided which wine cellar is the right one for you, we recommend our WeinWerk Klimascout purchase advisor: With it you can easily and quickly in just 4 steps to the right wine cellar for you!