Chilling Wine

November 20th, 2008 by admin in interesting facts, wine lifestyle

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.

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