How to Set Correct Temperature on a Wine Cooler

By Nellie Day

Investing in a wine cooler is a good idea for the avid wine drinker. Coolers can keep your wine fresh for a longer period of time compared with leaving them on a rack. Depending on the type of wine you have — red, white or both —you should set your wine cooler to very specific temperatures.

how to set correct temperature on a wine cooler
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how to set correct temperature on a wine cooler

Step 1

Find the temperature gauges on your wine cooler. These gauges are usually buttons that on the front of the cooler. The temperature indicator (either a digital indicator or a thermometer indicator) will display the current temperature inside the cooler. If you set a new temperature, you must wait for the cooler to reach the new temperature you have just selected.

Step 2

Store white wines between 47 degrees and 55 degrees F.

Step 3

Store red wines between 55 degrees and 60 degrees F.

Step 4

Store rosé wines between 49 degrees and 51 degrees F.

Step 5

Store a mix of wines (white, red, rose) at 55 degrees F for maximum freshness of all your wines. This temperature is also good for champagnes.