From: Austin, Texas
There are more considerations than listed so far..in addition to red/white, sweet/dry, cork quality and length are also factors. As are light, temperature variation, and potentially vibration. I stored two bottles of primo 1968 Napa Cab S from 1971 to 1993 at room temp in a chest of drawers wrapped in sweaters to minimize temperature swings and we tried to keep our house at constant temp year round. After 20+ years both bottles were superb though the corks were really fragile. If all is good room temp can work well. But I have also seen bottles less ideally stored at room temp show problems within a year. But I have seen more problems with whites in a conventional fridge. (Subzero reefers have higher humidity and don't seem to shrink corks so badly). So I favor room temp but with the caveat that it should be carefully stored, dark, insulated, etc.