Proper Wine Storage Facts

Temp F Temp C Wines
64° 18° Bordeaux (best), Rhone , CNDP, Barolo, Cab. Sauv. (US), Zinfandel (heavy), Brunello di Montalcino
63° 17° Chianti Classico & Rioja (Reserva), Barbaresco , Cab. Sauvignon (Chilean/Australian), Pinotage
61° 16° Bordeaux (most), Burgundy (Nuits & best Beaune), Barbera, Shiraz/Merlot/ Pinot Noir (US)
59° 15° Chianti Classico & Rioja (most), Zinfandel (light)
57° 14° Burgundy (most Beaune), Valpolicella (Amarone)
54° 12° Beaujolais , Valpolicella (except Amarone)
52° 11° Chardonnay & White Burgundy (best quality), Viognier , Red Sancerre
50° 10° Tokay, Sauternes, Beaujolais Nouveau, Bardolino, White Rhone (north), White Rioja (oaked)
48° Riesling , Chablis, Alsace , White Chalonnaise & Maconnais, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc
47° Chardonnay & White Burgundy (medium quality), White Bordeaux, Semillon, White Rhone (south)
45° Champagne/Rose (best quality), Sauvignon Blanc, Savenniers, Vouvray, Pouilly-Fume, White Sancerre
43° Ice Wines , White Bordeaux, Muscadet, Anjou , Asti , White Rioja (unoaked)
41° Rose (cheap), Swiss Chasselas, Vihno Verde, Soave
37° Champagne (cheap)
35° Fridge Temperature
-18° Freezer Temperature
Temp F Temp C Fortified Wines
64° 18° Vintage Port
63° 17° Amontillados & Olorosos Sherry
59° 15° Ruby Port
57° 14° Tawny Port (older) & Madeira
52° 11° Tawny Port (younger)
47° White Port, Finos Sherry