Headspace Calculator for Storage Conditions

Several years ago, a well-known wine writer expressed his frustration with corks "soaking up" wine when placed in the refrigerator overnight. With this calculator, he could have seen that a bottle transitioning from room temperature to a normal refrigerator will see the 750ml liquid compress by about 3ml. In the average wine bottle neck the fill height will be about 8mm lower after refrigeration.

The Calculator for Storage Condition calculates changes in headspace and internal bottle pressure at different temperature levels.

Enter current measurements for bottled wine stabilized at 68°F and calculate changes at the range of temperatures expected during storage.

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