I am sure we all experienced extreme heat this week. I have a wine fridge for about 65-70 bottles where I keep most precious bottles for ageing, but unfortunately also have about 60-70 bottles that I store on wine racks one in a closet and another under the table in a second room. I live in a top floor flat in London, space is of premium and cannot fit another wine fridge so have to compromise.
Most of the time in the summer the flat is up to 23C, however in yesterdays heat temperatures went to 28-30c for a day. I noticed that on a couple of bottles the cork slight got raised. I am not sure if they are completely cooked, but I am not worried that the heat wave cooked about 60-70 bottles of wine
I tried to put away most precious bottles - the natural/organic and most expensive ones, but cannot fit them all in the fridge.
Is all my wine ruined? What are others doing to combat the situation.