Storing White Wine

The vast majority of white wine is made for short term drinking - within a year or two of vintage date. A few white wines can however be stored for longer, such as:

  • Vintage champagne: although this will cellar for several years, it is usually best to buy it as you need it.
  • Chardonnay: usually only those costing more than £10.
  • Fully sweet white wines: Sauternes, and the German wines of Auslese, Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese quality.