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Hello Everyone,

I was hoping to get a little help on this one. I recently moved into my new home. In the kitchen we have a Kitchen Aid Architect Series II wine cellar. I was wondering if it be a good idea to move my better wines to this for long term storage. I was looking at the company website and could not really find anything use full. A description on the product can be found at this link.

http://www.kitchenaid.com/catalog/product.jsp?src=Wine+...rs&cat=275&prod=1167

Thanks in advance for the response.
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Move them to the Kitchenaid wine refrigerator from where? It seems rather small (46 bottles) for long-term storage, especially since you say you have over half of the unit's capacity in the $200 to $600 range. 46 bottles won't last 2 months around here.

Anyway, if you do have a separate cellar, consider one of the remote temperature and humidity gauges available from any of the wine gadget places or from an electronics store. I have one from Oregon Scientific that I picked up at Fry's for around $30 several years ago, and it works great.
HI Mpls wine guy and RDCollins. I currently have the bottles in the basement. With a temp of 59F. I was thinking about moving the more expensive bottles to kitchen aid. ( mostly because I can keep a close eye on the temp and humidity.

But a quick list of my inventory for Mpls wine guy.
1988 Chateau Haut-brion x3
2000 Chateau Lafite Rothchild Pauillac x2
2003 Chateau Cos-d'Estournel x5
2003 Chateau Leoville Poyferre x4
2003 Chateau Leoville Barton x3
2003 Chateau Lafleur Pomerol x3

Those are some of my favs.
Wine refrigerator may not be the best idea. The corks aren't going to dry out and fall from the bottle, but in the dry environment of refrigeration, liquid can evaporate from around the cork slowly over years leaving low shoulders. Why limit yourself to 25 bottles, you'll eventually need more room. I came across a site from Texas that explains all of this to detail that is above what you may want to know, but there are cooling units that drop temp and not humidity, and there are wine refrigerators that act like A/C, they cool by dehumidifying. Check out the site and look at small wine coolers or cabinets to protect your investment. You'ld hate to have these nice bottle die in a wine refrigerator, which is like a cool desert environment.

http://www.galtwine.com/WineRefrigerators.html

The guy that I spoke to was very opinionated, but didn't force any opinions on me and in the end I got what I wanted. And, in case you're wondering, I have no connection to this group, I just found the link on eRobertparker.com

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