The temperature at which wines are served can greatly alter the flavors and aromas you will experience, and it is worth spending a few moments thinking about it. Store all wines in a cool dark place free from dramatic temperature changes. It is also important to not store wine in direct sunlight.
The term “room temperature” refers to rooms in Europe at a time when rooms were about 60°. The old adage of serving white wines chilled and red wines at room temperature is practical, although not nearly detailed enough.
Household refrigerators often have internal temperatures of approximately 39°F and are far too cold for most white wines. Dry white wines are best served at a temperature between 46°F and 50°. The ideal serving temperature for many fine red wines ranges from 57°F to 65°F.