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CDA Buying Advice – Wine Cooling Tips

New to wine coolers? Here’s some great tips to get you started:

  • Maintain a humidity of between 50 and 80%, as this keeps the corks from getting too moist or dry.
  • Protect your wine from sunlight. UV rays can cause otherwise stable compounds in wine to degrade, potentially ruining your wine.
  • Keep bottles secure and avoid unstable racking. Unnecessary movement could compromise the storage of your collection as the vibration disturbs sediment.
  • Dramatic changes in temperature may spoil taste. Maintaining a constant temperature will preserve the quality of your wines.
  • Strong odours could permeate the corks, tainting the flavours and notes in the bottle. Limit the risk of smells reaching your collection by keeping them in a secure environment.
Wine Cooling Tips

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