With much of the United States experience not only cold temperatures but snowy weather as well it makes many enthusiasts consider the optimal temperature for their wines. It is common knowledge that excess heat can quickly ruin a good bottle of wine, but what about extreme cold?
For those who live in hot climates to ensure that their wine makes it home from the shop safely it is important to use a wine totes that provide some kind of thermal insulation like a cooler. Heat can literally cook wine in its bottle when it is above 55 degrees, so the higher the temperature the less time it should be exposed.
Luckily in winter shoppers do not have to worry about leaving that bottle of wine in the car while they run other errands. Unlike the heat during summer cold air below the optimal storing temperature will not ruin a bottle so it cannot be enjoyed. Actually cold temperatures will slow down the aging process so there is no worry about the cold harming your wine this time of year.
Some wine lovers will even take the cold to the extreme and will freeze a bottle of unfinished wine to save it for a future use. While this may not be a perfect way to keep open wine it at least does not cause it any harm.