Are the storage conditions for red and white wine different from each other?
Storage conditions for all wine types -red wines, white wines, dry or sweet wines, even sparkling wines- are the same and they can be kept in the same wine cellar. However, serving temperature for each wine type is different. Many red wines that do not require decanting, reach ideal serving temperature in a short while after they are taken out of the wine cellar and uncorked. One should remember to let an aged red wine rest vertically for 24 hours prior to decantation and consumption. White wines, rosés and sparkling wines should be extracted from the wine cellar a few hours before consumption and should be brought to the desired temperature as slowly as possible.