Source: 4 Places You Shouldn't Store Wine
When we sat down with Ray Isle at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, he not only talked value wines, he also shared tips for storing wine. Ideally, wine should be kept in a temperature-controlled room or refrigerator, but an interior closet with a steady temperature of 65-68°F is perfectly fine. Unfortunately, according to Isle, many people don't know how to properly store wine and make the common mistake of keeping it in the wrong place. If you've got bottles that you want to enjoy at a later date, read on to learn where not to store your wine.
- On top of the fridge - or any appliance for that matter. The heat from the fridge or microwave will cook the wine and make it completely undrinkable.
- Near a windowsill. The area surrounding windows is likely the hottest spot in an apartment or house. Constant direct sunlight will overheat and spoil the wine.
- In the fridge for a long period of time. When you place wine in the