I'm trying to decide between two of my wine storage options for long-term storage of some decent wines. I have what I thought was a nice wine refrigerator (GE Monogram). However, I recently installed a LaCross wireless temperature and humidity gauge and found out it may be otherwise.
While the average humidity for the refrigerator is around 75%, it varies between 65% and 80%, based on whether the compressor is running. The temperature also varies between 52 and 56 degrees Farenheit, based on when the compressor runs. The compressor runs on roughly a 3 hour cycle.
My other option is an unfinished closet space in my basement. While the temperature and humidity of this area doesn't vary as quickly as the refrigerator, over the course of a few days, it does have some minor variation (1 degree and 10% humidity). My biggest concern of this space is that the temperature is higher, around 65 degrees Farenheit.
If you had the choice for storing wine for a decade or so, which would you choose?