I have around 120 bottles in different parts of a wardrobe in a north facing room, which is generally cool and dark. I’ve put an Arduino in there with both an air probe and a DIY bottle probe in water and generally see air temps fluctuate perhaps 5-6 degrees/24h, but the wine temps only 1-2 degrees which I’m happy with (nothing too fancy in there…). It has been averaging around 18 degrees or so.
Yesterday was a test, with some of the wine temperatures towards the top of the cupboard getting up to 24 degrees.
As temperatures are going to hit 32 where I am today, I’ve had a slightly panicked rearrangement this morning, moving everything to the bottom, wrapping it all in blankets and throwing ice packs in amongst it all. I will be intrigued to see the data… the two fanciest bottles I’ve put in my kitchen fridge.
Different sources suggest different things about an absolute spoiling temp (JR 30, wine enthusiast 26.5). What are other peoples thoughts on this? I’m sure many of the wine shops I’ve entered in the south of France have been 26+.
Does anyone else face a similar situation? Any other tips people can share?
It did cross my mind to regularly spritz them all with water but I don’t think there’s enough airflow to allow evaporation…