Wine Temperature Serving Guide

It is amazing how different wine tastes when it is served at the right temperature. The following is a good guide to use. Do your own test and compare the same wine at various temperatures.  The right temperature brings out the true flavors and aromas of wine and makes your wine experience much more pleasurable.  Remember though that this is just a guide.  Enjoy your wine at the temperature that is right for you.

Champagne & Sparkling Wine: 46-50 degrees

Dry White Wines: 50-55 degrees

Rose’: 52 degrees

Red Wines: 54-64 degrees

We have always been told that Red Wines are to be served at room temperature. But we have to remember that room temperature used to be less than 65 degrees, not 70-75 like we have today. If you have had your Red Wine just sitting out on the cabinet, place it in the refridgerator for about 15 minutes to bring it down to the right temperature. If you don’t have a wine cooler, you can recork a partial bottle and store it in the refridgerator. This time, take the wine out and pour it into your glass and let it sit for about 15 minutes to come up to temperature before drinking.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Karyn Howard
    Sep 29, 2011 @ 11:44:54

    Serving wine at the correct temperature really does make a difference in its flavor. I’m glad that you noted “room temperature.” I always tell people that when wine was made in cave hundreds of years ago, it wasn’t a balmy 72°. Chill your red wine for a few minutes! Another great blog. Thanks, Jean.


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