There are some very special rules for storing champagne. Read about the proper champagne temperature and how to best store the bubbly here.
The champagne has been bought and is just waiting for its cork to be popped, so you can enjoy the delicious, bubbling drops. But, but... Before enjoying, champagne must find its place in storage. And if you’re just a bit interested in wine and sparkling drinks, you’re sure to know that there are some very special rules for storing champagne. The only question is which ones. Fortunately, this post will provide the knowledge you need to give your champagne the best conditions and ensure an unbeatable taste experience.
Champagne temperature should be...
Pouring champagne into glasses is often associated with a special occasion. Perhaps it’s a celebration or commemoration of something extraordinary, or of course it could just be a normal day with no celebration on the agenda, when you just want to enjoy a good glass of champagne. Whatever the occasion, we recommend that you store your champagne in the proper conditions and serve it at the proper temperature. But to get there, you naturally need to know the right champagne temperature and know which lighting conditions are best for this beverage.
Champagne should preferably be stored in a dark place – just like most other types of wine. But champagne is actually even more sensitive to light than other wines, which is why it is particularly important that the storage space be free from strong light. In addition, your champagne should preferably be kept in a place with no excessive temperature fluctuations and a core temperature of between 10–14 degrees. A wine cooler is ideal for this.
Store your champagne correctly depending on when you want to enjoy it
If you plan to enjoy your newly purchased bottle of champagne within a short time after it has been purchased—we’re talking about a couple of days—you’ll be able to store it in the fridge if you don't own a wine cooler or have access to a dark place with a temperature from 10—14 degrees. If, on the other hand, you store the champagne in the refrigerator for a long time, you risk that the cork will dry out, which can lead to a faster oxidation of the bottle’s content and thus a change in aroma and taste. Therefore, always consider when you plan to enjoy the champagne and consider it against your storage options. Thus, you create the best conditions for a good champagne experience in the end.