Can a DRY AGER be used for storing wine?

We’re glad you asked this question, and excited to share with you the answer, of a full-bodied yes! And here’s how

For us who appreciate a well-matured red, it’s as important to select the most flavoursome drop of wine, to store it properly as well.

What happens during wine storage?

Like beef, high quality wines will improve with age. Very similarly to beef, as wine matures it will develop greater complexity and bottle-aged characters. New aromas and flavours occur during this process, and the structure of the wine gently changes.

With this being the case, when dipping your toes into wine storage, it’s always recommended to test your palate before storing wine. So it’s ideal that you purchase a few bottles of each wine you intend on storing/cellaring and periodically assess the development of the wine character to see what flavours you enjoy in your wine.


What is the difference between a wine cellar and a wine fridge?

While not every house has a wine cellar, it definitely is a reno that is at the top of the list for wine collectors. Wine cellars provide not only a steady and cool environment, but also a dark area, free from background odours which could penetrate through the cork.

If you don’t have the space or need a cellar to fit thousands of bottles, a wine storage cabinet is a practical way of properly storing wine at home.

Here in Australia we get many seasons in one day, it could be frosty with ice on the windshield in the morning, and by lunchtime you could be searching for your SPF 50+ – it’s largely unpredictable, and we do not envy the work of meteorologists for this reason!

With this being the case, fluctuating temperatures throughout the day will affect the maturing process of the wine, as it does need to have a constant temperature of around 18°C, depending on the drop in the bottle.

Economically, for many, a small wine fridge instead of a purpose-built cellar is the way to go, and the DRY AGER DX500 Premium does this perfectly.



For wine to mature perfectly, it requires the utmost precision of temperature and humidity settings, these cannot fluctuate and need to remain consistent. The DRY AGER provides the perfect atmospheric conditions for you to set these parameters, to set and forget.

While the wine is the in the DRY AGER, it’s always recommended that in order for the cork to remain moist, bottles are laid at the bottom of the unit or on the shelf.

The controls of the cabinet allow you to simply set the parameters for your wine, in a plug & play format.

The DRY AGER is a single-phase unit, and doesn’t require any external water supply. This makes for a low-maintenance experience for you, in the stylish, German-made DRY AGER DX500 Premium.

Easy to incorporate at home, for those who don’t have a lot of space to work with, or to be built into cabinetry to give that true wow-factor!


What temperature do you store wine?

As a guide

Full-bodied reds: 17 – 19°C

Light-medium reds: 12 – 16°C

Dry Whites: 8 – 12°C

Sparkling wine & sweet wines: – 5 – 8°C


So why not put your DRY AGER to good use, dry age beef, wine, cheese, charcuterie – even fish!

Read more on the DRY AGER DX500 Premium – ideal for home foodies.



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