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If you are thinking of aging both red and white wine in the wine cooler you should have at least two temperature zones. You should also take into account a vibration-free wine cooler, ideally with a compressor with built-in damper. Wooden shelves are also recommended to reduce vibration. If the wine cooler has a glass door it should be UV protected. Another feature is an active carbon filter that can filter the air in the wine cooler and keep it free from impurities and odour.
There are wine coolers with two or more temperature zones that allow you to adjust the aging and storage temperature. There are also multifunctional cabinets that are specially adapted for both aging and storing wines.
Bottles of wine can be aged in different ways depending on how the bottle is corked. If the wine bottle has a natural cork it should be aged horizontally, because the cork needs to be moistened by the wine so as not to dry out. If the cork dries out it can be deformed and oxygen can get into the wine. If the wine bottle has a screw cap it can also be aged upright.
The optimal aging temperature for wine is from 8-12 degrees. It is important that the wine is not exposed to fluctuations in temperature during the aging period because this affects the quality of the wine. Read more about the golden rules for aging wine here.
It is important to distinguish between the concepts to know which temperature is needed to store and age wine. The aging temperature is the temperature at which the wine should be aged for a long time, which differs from the temperature at which the wine should be served. During the aging temperature you make sure to maintain a temperature at which the wine can develop best. The serving temperature is the temperature at which the wine tastes best and should therefore be served at.