I'll admit it's not quite the same as when Mrs TWC gets a piece published in the Wall Street Journal but it's still pretty cool and I want to thank Dorothy Gaiter & John Brecher over at Wine Notes for the mention.
Keeping Your Cool
I've finally gotten interested enough in wine that I just bought a wine cooler that holds 75 bottles. What temperature setting should I use, and should I be concerned that the temperature seems to fluctuate up to eight degrees?
--Tony Sauber, Los Angeles
The "perfect" cellar temperature is a matter of heated debate......The answer we see the most is 55. We keep our cellar at 57, which is good for the wine -- extreme heat and cold are harmful -- and lets the wines' flavors and nuances express themselves well when we drink them near that temperature. The reds might need to warm and the whites might need a slight chill, but we find that 57 is a good starting point for both. The temperature shouldn't vary much, so correct that if you have a collection of fine wines that you plan to keep for a while.
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