BODEGA43 was born out of a passion for the wine that we love to share. From tasting and comparing exactly the same wines, aged for years under different circumstances, we discovered that the best place to store wines is not in a normal wine cellar.

The reason? The temperature and humidity. Even in a cellar these two base units are difficult to combine. The ideal storage temperature for wine is 10-12 degrees Celsius, 12 months per year, year after year. Only a cellar deep in the earth might have this ideal combination. But even if you are one of the happy few to possess such a cellar, after years the humidity damages your labels.


In a BODEGA43 you can store your fine wines under ideal circumstances for years so your fine wines will achieve perfect ripeness. 

The slower the aging of wine, the better the fruit will be preserved, the more time tannins will have to decrease. Both balance and finesse will profit from this slow aging. Because you can modify the humidity, there is enough humidity to preserve the corche and to prevent it from drying out, so that it will stay flexible, while at the same time the air inside your wine cooler is dry enough to let the labels appear after many years as if the bottle has just been labelled. This is what you need if you consider at some moment to sell your fine wines at an auction at top prices.


How to deal with all these beautiful with high care selected wine bottles? 

In the middle of all the noise of the wine industry–what to drink, when, and how–heat damage often comes up, but there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to proper storage, especially not during the sultry hot summer months. There are multiple factors, including the wine’s age, style, and closure, that contribute to how fast wines become damaged. And heat doesn’t destroy bottles evenly, so it can be hard to know which and when a bottle is cooked.

Like foods transform on the stove, wine changes as it experiences too high temperatures. First, the tannins will become more noticeable and wines take on a tangy, astringent characteristic. The fruit flavor often becomes nasty. In dry climates, the cork shrinks as it loses moisture, leading to bottles that will leak and become a sticky mess. Other closures may be pushed upward and through the tops of their bottles as wine expands during temperature differences. The older the wines, and those with natural corks, are also at a higher risk of spoilage since they’re inherently more delicate and sensitive than younger wines and those sealed with synthetic closures. Whenever a wine from your collection is starting to leak, or tastes completely astringent, it’s probably been cooked.

At home, the best and safest way to store wines is in a wine cellar (AKA basement, if you have one) or a specialized wine cooler where temperature and humidity are controlled. 

If you don’t have a wine fridge, simply place your wines, with red wine also included into the regular household fridge. The humidity in a regular refrigerator won’t destroy your bottles in the short term, and removing them just before serving will warm them to an ideal serving temperature. This will work especially if you happen to be headed out of town and the AC isn’t running in your home.


Wine storage tips of BODEGA43

Cool, dark places away from windows, such as closets, are another alternative spot to keep wine safe. UV-light will harm wine, and glass amplifies the heat of the sun like a magnifying glass, so keeping the bottles away from sunny countertops is a good rule of thumb.

If you are shopping for wine, skip the stores that seem especially hot or humid or that leave case boxes on the sidewalk for ages. If the cork looks sticky, pushed up, or like it’s been leaking a lot, ask for another bottle of the same wine. Did you come home with a seemingly proper bottle and it tastes off, then don’t hesitate to return it. The store can send the bottle back to the distributor for a replacement and are willing to exchange bottles as long as a significant portion of the wine isn’t gone.

A dual zone wine cooler is suitable for all your wines

With a built in dual zone wine cooler, you can keep both red and white wine at a consistent serving or storage temperature. The BODEGA43-40 is suitable as an under counter wine cooler for your kitchen.

When storing wine, maintaining the ideal climate is essential for preserving the taste and aroma, as well as ensuring a calm and vibration-free environment. In addition, the silent operation and the compression technique with fan cooling are important for maintaining optimal air quality. If your wine cooler is mainly intended for storing wine, consider a wine cooler with 1 zone. This offers the most space with the same volume.

Wine coolers do the job perfectly when storing a wine for a long time. If you are a small wine collector or don’t drink a lot of wine, a wine cooler 24 bottles will do the job. Wine cooler 40 bottles are types that can store a serious amount of bottles in a safe and solid manner. 

Hopefully this article gives you more of an insight into wine storage tips, the types of wine coolers available and more information about the brand BODEGA43.