Originally posted by Philip12345:
Is it ok to keep bottles which will be consumed within 6 months at room temperature. Room temperature in this example is an air conditioned 70-75F. I know this isn't the ideal storage temp but I just want to know if I'm risking ruining the wines by doing this.
Hi Philip, welcome to the boards!
Wine is completely safe at those temperatures for a pretty long period of time. I'd venture to say it'll be fine for even 2 years. Just make sure they aren't being hit by any direct sunlight, are nowhere near an oven or any other device that lets off heat, and nothing stinky. Other than that, you're fine.
It goes without saying, however, that if you're talking about something very high end, designed to be consumed several years from now, you'll want to get it into ideal storage as soon as possible.
6 months though, you should be fine. Most wine shops hold plenty of inventory for more than 6 months, and they're rarely keeping a constant temperature of 70F or less.