How to store sparkling wine and Champagne

Don’t keep a bottle of champagne chilled in the refrigerator indefinitely, waiting for a reason to celebrate — by the time you pop the cork, it may not taste very festive. If you don’t have a wine cellar, we suggest that 45°F is the optimal temperature for both serving and storage.

For best results and long term enjoyment of your sparkling wine, we suggest making the investment in a wine chiller, sometimes also know as a cooler.

Please take into consideration that sparkling wine bottles are considerably larger than still wine bottles, so a cooler listed at 60 bottles, may in fact only hold 30 or 40. Also, try and find a cooler that has adjustable racks so that you can fit in more bottles.