Originally Posted by Mikey
I've been making wine for over ten years and have never seen a kit that requires putting it in cold storage. It might speed the clearing action, but even the cheapest wine kits really benefit from extended aging. What's the rush? Room temperature is fine for all stages of wine making.
This is what I've been waiting to hear. I recently bottled my first wine kit and read the same thing as BeanPot--keep in storage below 60*F. I have one place that I ferment/store and that is the downstairs shower, which stays in the mid to low 70's. Since that is all I can do, if it does not turn out I can think of something else for the next batch.
With 10 years of experience and me being a new winemaker, I'll be watching for more posts from Mikey.