When it comes to wine storage, we often hear about the importance of keeping bottles away from light, heat, and temperature fluctuations. But what about champagne? Should we store it differently than wine? The short answer is yes. While champagne is a type of wine, its unique characteristics mean that it requires specific storage conditions to maintain its quality and flavor. In this article, we give you the ultimate guide to store and serve your champagne professionally.
Before diving into the differences between wine and champagne storage, let's review the basics of wine storage.
- Wine should be kept in a cool, dark place with a consistent temperature and humidity level.
- Ideally, the temperature should be between 7-18°C (45-65°F), and the humidity should be around 70%. (The temperature depends on the type of wine; to learn more about cooling red and white wines at their ideal temperature, read our previous article here: https://dunavox.com/page/news/details/why-do-we-store-and-serve-red-and-white-wines-at-different-temperatures_252)
- Wine bottles should also be stored horizontally, with the cork in contact with the wine. This position helps keep the cork moist and prevents air from entering the bottle.
Now, let's talk about the differences in storage requirements between wine and champagne.
While both should be kept away from light, heat, and temperature fluctuations, champagne is more sensitive to temperature changes. It should be stored at a cooler temperature than wine, ideally between 4-10°C (40-50°F).
It is also important to store champagne for short periods of time, as it is not meant for long-term aging like many wines. Champagne should be consumed within a few years of purchase for the best quality.
Champagne bottles are also much larger in size than wine bottles, and that can cause difficulty when we want to store them in a regular wine cooler.
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Overall, the basics of storing wine and champagne involve keeping them in a cool, dark place with moderate humidity, and avoiding strong odors and heat sources. By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your wine and champagne stay fresh and delicious for as long as possible.