We use wine fridges to keep our wine for several reasons. Generally wine requires a long time to reach the maturity and the speed to reach the maturity can be increased by storing in the correct temperature. While in the wine fridge the wine will improve the flavor.
The optimum temperatures to set the fridge are a maximum of 65 degrees F and a minimum of 50 degrees F and this will help to mature more efficiently. Before people used fridges wine was traditionally stored in wine cellars and some even used caves to locate there wine, where temperatures were much cooler.
With cellars the temperatures had little control but now with modern technology the temperatures can be controlled by a twist of a knob and hence making storage of wine at home much more straight forward.
From research it was discovered that there are many chemical reactions taking place in the wine and of course we need to take care that no bad reactions occur. By controlling the temperature we are able to control to only good reactions and avoid the bad ones completely.
While sunlight is good for grapes it is not good for the actual for the finished article itself. It will need to avoid sunlight to stop oxidization from occurs which results in a brownish wine. If this does occur you will have to pour the wine away as this will not be pleasant to drink at all. So do not leave your wine on display like we see most of friends do.
It is needed to be kept in colder temperatures than sated earlier the results will be a drinkable wine, but will lack maturity and quality of taste. So stick to the temperatures as mentioned earlier to ensure a high quality wine is produced.
The typically refrigerator is kept at 40 degrees F which for an opened wine is fine but if you are like myself I doubt there will be any left. Do not use your wine fridge to keep wine in just before opening as they are too cold for this.
Remember the enjoyment of the wine should never be limited to wine experts and alike. We can all enjoy and keep wine as long as you put the wine fridge into the correct use.
Another reason why we have wine fridge is for the impression, many people like to pretend they understand the ways a wine fridge can be used correctly.