First, been drinking wine for a few years now but recently wanted to get into the intricacies, different nuanaces and storage of wines so that's what got me to get a wine fridge and what not.
So my question is, mainly for reds, what is the general rule of thumb for serving reds? Room temp correct? But if that is the case, then why store it in a wine fridge? Is it b/c you can ensure the environment w/in the fridge will always be a certain humidity/temp?
I also have about 10 bottles that I want to store so I know that should be kept at roughly 55 degrees w/ 50% humidity. Now can I use my 30 bottle wine fridge to do it all? ie. store the red that I plan to drink up on top where its more warm, keep the long term wines stord in the middle and a few bottles of whites all the way at the bottom? or should I just keep younger reds outside, kept at room temp at all times and the only wines that I should keep in the fridge are the older wines/whites.
FYI, the wines that I want to store are a 1979 Brunello, a 8-10 bottles of a mixture of 1996-1999 Chianti Classico/Vino Nobiles.
Also, what happens if reds are stored too cold, such as 45-50 degress? Not much correct, its just heat that ruins a red.
Kinda long for a first post but THANKS to everyone in advance! =)