The UVA component of sunlight easily penetrates uncoated window glass and ensures that plants can also grow indoors. Put simply, UVA does not make you brown, but it does cause your skin to age. We are in the same situation as wine: its aging is also accelerated unfavorably when UVA hits the wine.
In physics there is a nice sentence: no energy is lost (law of conservation of energy). We don't want to bore you with physics trivia - on the contrary, the Sensorbottle also consumes electrical energy. In our case, this primarily turns into heat and some light for the display. Now you might think that this is very little energy. This is essentially true. In normal operation, it is about 0.8 watts/h. Still sounds little? It is. But, for example, even a small LED with 1W gets quite hot during continuous operation.
Ouch. Over the weekend, what had to happen at some point despite all the situational efforts in my wine cellar happened: when opening a good bottle of red wine on Saturday evening, the cork broke.
For a good aging of the wine, besides the quality, the storage conditions are crucial. An unsuitable wine does not become more storable through good storage. However, an excellent wine that is suitable for storage can lose everything that makes it special in a very short time due to the wrong storage.
A key feature of the Sensorbottle is that it measures the temperature profile (also) inside a thermal wine-like reference liquid and conclusions can be drawn from this about the temperature inside the surrounding wine bottles. For this purpose, three digital immersion sensors measure the temperature of the reference liquid.