Wine Cellar Cooling Systems and Wine Cellar Cooling Units
Why the Wine Cellar
The wine cellar has been used for centuries to create the perfect atmosphere for aging red wine. Wine cellars typically keep the temperature between 45 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit and the humidity at 50 to 80 percent. Higher temperatures tend to cause wine to age faster (a condition which is sometimes desirable). Lower temperatures allow the wine to age slowly and soak in flavor from containers to create the overall taste of a great wine.
Air is one of the worst things wine can be exposed to as it ages, because a chemical process starts to turn the wine into vinegar. The oxidation of the alcohol content in wine creates the sour-tasting liquid. When the humidity of the wine cellar changes, the seal on the bottle or barrel of wine can be compromised, allowing air into the wine. This is why proper control of temperature and humidity is so important, and where wine cellar cooling systems come in.
The Importance of Wine Cellar Cooling Systems
Wine cellar cooling systems are created to mimic the same conditions found in a wine cellar located deep underground. For optimal wine aging conditions, wine cellar cooling systems should keep the temperature steady at 50 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit during the entire aging process (which can be years). If the system can also regulate the humidity of the wine cellar, another important factor in aging is taken care of.
Smart Fog’s Wine Cellar Solution
Smart Fog has created cooling systems to make sure the humidity of wine cellars stays constant and the temperature of cellars is well regulated. By using Smart Fog’s wine cellar cooling systems, the owner of the wine cellar can set the specific temperature and humidity desired to create the flavor and nose of the wine best suited to the grapes and barrels used. For more information on how to use the Smart Fog system, contact our representatives.