- Jul 13, 2012
Yes, but, maybe. People (like us) get too carried away with enthusiasm for the perfect wine storage. And if you are on a limited budget and can't afford to drop $3-10K on an over priced specialist wine fridge then far to spend the money on actual wine rather than over priced storage in the early years of collecting. Most likely in these circumstances the wines will be not under cork and an old fridge with good insulation set on highest possible temperature will be more than adequate to store wines for a few years. (I did it for many years in Brisbane heat.) That's if you actually don't have an under-house / cellar area which is darkish and removed from extreme temperature ranges. (Which I still do in Brisbane weather! )Most commercial fridges vibrate too much to store wine long term.