Do You Put White Wine In The Fridge?

This is a question that has been asked by many people: should I put white wine in the fridge?

There are many different opinions on this topic, but some of the most common ones are that you shouldn’t do it and if you must then only with red wine.

In this article, we will explore what these two schools of thought have to say about putting white wine in the ridge.

Should You Store White Wine In The Fridge?

The first school of thought says that storing white wines at refrigerator temperatures can cause an unpleasant taste change because they retain too much coldness from when they were served chilled or even frozen before being stored.

Some experts suggest leaving a bottle out for 30 minutes before refrigerating so that it gradually acclimates to room temperature while others advocate decanting them into bottles with a cork. Still, others say that the best thing to do is drink them not store them!

The other school of thought says that there are no major problems storing white wines in the fridge and they can be stored at refrigerator temperatures for up to six months without any adverse effects on flavor or aroma, as long as you use good quality ones.

Experts recommend putting the driest white wine in the fridge because their flavors tend better when refrigerated than those from many other white wine-producing countries. We have you covered on the sweet white wines as well.

Instances When You Can Store White Wine In The Fridge

White wine can be stored in the fridge if it is of good quality, so as long as you use a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

White wines that are more oxidized and not very aromatic should never be refrigerated.

It’s also important to have bottles with a cork because storing them at lower temperatures will cause any air bubbles from oxidation to expand inside of their bottle which may cause irreparable damage when opening the top or lead to an explosion while pouring.

If your white wine has been sitting on its side for a too long time then it could leak out of its corks through into other glasses nearby always store upright!

Alternative Places For Storing White Wine

If you don’t have a fridge, putting it in the freezer is an option. Just make sure to place it on one of those tray things that are there for people who want to store frozen food upright so they’re not touching any ice.

It can also be stored in front of a window with no direct sunlight and at room temperature where it will last up until about two weeks from when it’s been opened.

It’s best if you put them in something like an old cheese plate or container because chances are high that you won’t finish all six bottles before their expiration date which could lead to bacteria growth as time goes by.

In this case, your white wine should never be refrigerated but rather let out into air currents so that the humidity and temperature stay consistent.

White Wine Cooling Advice

Some of the white wine cooling advice is to use something like an old cheese plate or container.

It’s best if you don’t put them in the fridge and let them out into air currents so that humidity and temperature stay consistent.

If you’re going to keep your white wines on ice, be sure they are fully submerged and avoid contact with water as much as possible because it could cause mold growth which can spoil the taste of drinkable wine.

The many types of metal containers available such as copper, aluminum, stainless steel will all react differently when it comes down to how fast or slow their internal temperatures drop but what matters most is finding one that won’t taint any flavors from unopened bottles by transferring its own flavor.

Do You Stir White Wine?

It’s best not to. If the alcohol is too cold, it will cause the drink to taste harsh and bitter on your palate. Instead, wait for it to warm up a bit before pouring so that any aromas or flavors are preserved as well.

White wines can be served in a variety of glasses such as flutes, goblets, and stemware but those with more shapely bowls work better at preserving aroma because they’re less likely to release oxygen from their surface area than rounder ones when liquid departs which aids oxidation an important process that speeds flavor development- while also limiting oxidization by slowing down its exposure time with air molecules.

How Do You Serve White Wine?

Serving white wine is all about balance. For the most part, it’s best to serve a slightly chilled white wine with food while serving an un-chilled (or at room temperature) white wine without food.

That said, there are some exceptions depending on what you’re pairing your drink with and how warm or cool it is outside.

Generally speaking though, chilling a glass of cold red ensures that its flavors will be preserved in their freshest state possible while a cold spritzer will dilute both components too much for taste buds to appreciate any nuances such as fruit acidity or sweetness but this isn’t always the case so feel free to experiment.

How Long Can White Wine Stay In The Fridge?

The answer to this varies depending on how you are storing your wine. If it’s just sitting there, then it should be fine for about two weeks but if you’re actively chilling and serving from that bottle of wine, it will last much longer.

It really depends on what temperature you serve the white at because when chilled all the way down refrigerators keep whites fresh indefinitely unless they go bad sooner due to spoilage or another issue that could affect any type of food product.

Can White Wine Go Bad?

Sometimes beginners to white wine ask if it can go bad. Yes, it can. White wine that has gone bad will often have a strange smell and taste off to the drinker. The best way to tell if your white is spoiled or not is by opening up the bottle and smelling its contents.

Why Do You Swirl The Wine In A Glass?

A wine glass is a vessel and the way it’s designed, there are points on the inside of the bowl that will help aerate or mix up your white wine.

If you would like to experience this for yourself, try swirling some red in one hand and some white in another before tasting them both at once you’ll notice their flavors start to merge after just a few seconds as they are mixed together.

Should Red Wine Be Chilled?

Yes, red wine should be chilled to a temperature below 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Can I Drink Red Wine Cold?

Yes, red wine can be consumed cold but the optimal temperature is around 60 degrees Fahrenheit. You’ll notice that it will have more tannins when served at this temperature.


In conclusion, while some people think white wines should never be put into refrigerated environments others maintain that as long as it’s properly stored out of direct sunlight then it will be just fine.

Carlos Flood

Hello, I'm Carlos Flood. I am a wine writer and the wine editor for The Wine Enthusiast Magazine. I have been writing about wine since 2008, but my love affair with all things grape started much earlier: when I was barely old enough to pick up a glass of vino at family dinners. As a food and drink journalist, my goal is simple: to help people know more about what they are drinking by providing them with information that will inform their decisions.

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