Collecting wine is a hobby many of us love to take part in. There’s nothing better than finding top-quality wine and storing it in your very own wine cooler.
White wine is a variation of wine that, along with Champagne, prosecco and rosé, requires a cool environment during storage.
Having a white wine cabinet to keep your wine in is key. Keeping white wine in a regular household fridge could be detrimental to your wine by ruining the flavours, aromas and delicate notes. If you nail wine storage correctly, you’ll definitely be able to taste the difference in your wine bottle.
If you’re an avid white wine drinker or enthusiast, then you’ll know all about the importance of keeping your bottles stored in the right climate.
Wine cabinets are vital when it comes to storing white wine. At Elite Wine Refrigeration, we believe that every wine-drinker should know how to hold their white wine. Continue reading to find out more.
What is White Wine?
White wine is a fermented wine that's enjoyed daily across the world. Being one of the most famous wines on the market, white wine comes in a multitude of variations from a range of different countries and vintners.
Produced by the alcoholic fermentation of the pulp of grapes, white wine comes in a range of pale shaded colours including yellow, green and gold.
Existing for over 4,000 years, white wine is one of the most well-known alcoholic beverages, typically served chilled with a few ice cubes.
Being a simple-tasting drink, white wine is light-bodied and full of flavour. Able to be paired with an array of food such as white fish, crustaceans and chicken, it’s easier than ever to create a meal to enjoy with a bottle of white wine.
Whether it’s relaxing with a glass of white wine on a summer's day in the garden or attending a meal with a loved one, being able to wind down whilst sipping on white wine is one of the most enjoyable, simplistic things in life. The best way to store white wine is in a quality wine cabinet.
There are many varieties of white wine, and if we were to list each one we would be here all day. The great thing about white wine is the array of different flavours and aromas you can get within each bottle.
Depending on climate, country, vintner, age process and farming methods, all white wine has a contrasting taste. Let’s take a look at the main white wine variations:
- Sauvignon blanc
- Pinot Grigio
- Chenin Blanc
Where to Store White Wine
White wine needs to be stored in a cold environment in order for it to age accordingly and thrive in flavour. Unlike a regular household kitchen fridge, a wine cooler acts as a designated space that holds your bottle collection whilst keeping them at an efficient temperature.
Having a continuous, cold temperature within your fridge is crucial if you want your white wine to age accordingly and taste the best it possibly can.
Household fridges don’t allow your white wine to thrive as they would in a wine cooler because of the inconsistent temperature and disruption.
The quality of your white wine should be better by the time you get it out of the fridge to serve, not worse - this is why keeping your bottles in a regular fridge freezer model could be extremely detrimental.
Because red wine can be served warm, it's acceptable to use a standard wine bottle rack - something you wouldn't be able to use whilst you store white wine.
Whether it's an integrated, built-in or freestanding wine cooler that you decide to purchase, you will be able to rest assured that you’ve made the right decision and that the quality of your white wine will increase massively.
With many of our wine coolers having an integrated wooden wine rack, not only will your bottle collections look great from afar, but you will also be able to rest assured that they're being stored safely compared to being placed on a freestanding wine rack in your kitchen.
What Temperature Should White Wine be Stored in?
The ideal storage temperature for white wine is anywhere between eight to 12 degrees Celcius. Consistency is key when it comes to the temperature in that you’re keeping your white wine.
Unlike red wine, white wine must be cold at all times - low temperatures and warm environments can mute the flavours and be detrimental to the overall taste.
One of the main benefits of owning a wine cabinet from Elite Wine Refrigeration is that you won’t have to monitor or control the temperature as much because the cooler will do that for you.
Our wine cabinets, walls and coolers have dual temperature zones, which make storing your wine correctly is easier than ever.
Depending on whether it’s a compressor or thermoelectric device that’s integrated within your cabinet, each system knows how to maintain a certain temperature throughout.
Wine Coolers at Elite Wine Refrigeration
At Elite Wine Refrigeration, we have a range of wine coolers that are made and manufactured with the highest standard of quality in mind. Based in the UK, we’re a family-run business who’ve been operating since 2016.
With almost seven years of knowledge and experience under our belts, our team know first-hand how important it is to invest in a wine cooler if you’re interested in drinking white wine at home.
Whether it’s for personal use or to implement into your commercial space, having a reliable wine cooler is a necessity.
We know all of the key factors to consider when it comes to storing white wine. Humidity, light control and temperature variations are all things that we carefully took into consideration when we chose which brands to stock.
With UV-protected glass doors to protect your white wine from surrounding lights and sun exposure, our wine coolers are the perfect wine bottle holder appliance.
Stocking well-known wine cooler brands such as Climadiff, Swisscave and Vestfrost across our site, we’re certain you’ll have no trouble finding the ideal product to house your collection.
Along with a wide range of wine coolers, we also stock various styles of wine walls and wine cabinets. Whether you want to collect your wine cabinet or have it delivered, our team are happy to discuss all options.
Our coolers can be placed on all flooring materials, such as laminates, tiles and carpet. If you need any more additional information, feel free to contact us today.