What’s your temperature?

The science behind temperature control of edible (and drinkable) products is intensive, and while most of what we hear is for health and safety reasons (no one wants chicken stored at the wrong temperature), correctly stored food and drink optimises the flavour and texture of the product. So, let’s look at the slightly more ‘fun’ side of perfectly maintained temperature-controlled storage.

Red Wine

Whether you are one of the very lucky few to have a bottle of Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1951 stored safely away or are simply a red wine lover, the perfect storage of red wine comes down to three key factors, according to Wine Ware. Firstly, light is your enemy – but you have the tinted glass bottle to help there. Secondly, humidity causes issues with corks and labels – and it is very difficult to sell a bottle of wine without a label! The last, but far from the least important – temperature. Different types of wine require different temperatures for perfect storage, but the general idea is a cool, consistent temperature is required for wine to develop to its fullest potential.


The type of cheese changes the required temperature slightly, but in general 1.6-7.2 degrees Celsius with a high humidity level (like the bottom of your vegetable/fruit drawer) is best, according to The American Cheese Society. If you are a fan of the more pungent variety, try double wrapping your cheese to make sure the flavour doesn’t permeate other foods.

Ice Cream

Even though most of us would still eat it melted and covered in icy crystals, freezer burn can ruin your favourite ice cream by changing the taste and texture. Ice cream whisperer Max Falkowitz advises storing your ice cream under -17 degrees Celsius, in fact, the colder the better. He also details how constantly opening your freezer door increases the temperature inside the freezer, so store your precious ice cream as far to the back as possible.

In The Warehouse

This all seems relatively straightforward in a residential setting, but when you are in the business of storing these types of products, having properly equipped warehouses is a key factor. The high speed DynamicRoll® FRIGO 2 is an industrial door designed to separate high and low environments. Capable of withstanding -35 degrees Celsius inside and +35 degrees Celsius outside, it also reduces condensation and icing which can easily threaten the safety and proper function of the door.

Hygiene standards are of the upmost importance in the food industry, doors like the DynamicRoll® FOOD INOX are specifically designed to ensure compliance with the industry hygiene standards and avoids the accumulation of liquids, dust and impurities.

Whether you have wine, cheese or any other food product inside the room, you can rest assured our rapid speed doors are minimising disruptions to temperature, as well focusing on safety with their self-repairing functionality.

Published 18 April 2021