Wine needs to be stored in ideal storage conditions in order to age properly. Temperature fluctuations in the wine cellar may cause the wine to expand and contract, putting pressure on the cork and leading to premature leakage and spoilage. Improper humidity levels will also cause harm to your wine collection. High humidity may cause mold growth and degradation of the wine and labels. Low humidity may dry out the corks, causing loss of liquid.
Ideal wine storage conditions include the following:
60% relative humidity