temperature to serve red & white wines
We all stress about
having a wine connoisseur over to her house for dinner when
we are serving wine. So you want to make sure that the wine
is served at the perfect temperature, because wine that is
too warm or too cold will not taste as good. And did you know
that contrary to popular belief, white wines can get too cold
in the refrigerator?
light wines (Champagne, Savignon blanc, rose) should be served
at 45°. You'll need to allow three hours for it to achieve
his temperature in the fridge, or 20 minutes in the freezer.
Heavy white wines
(Chardonnay) should be served at 55°. This takes about
two hours in the fridge or 15 minutes in the freezer.
Heavy red wines
(cabernet sauvignon, shiraz) should be served at 62°.
This takes about 30 minutes in the fridge or five minutes
in the freezer.
Light to medium
reds (pinot noir, merlot) should be served at 58° this
takes about half an hour in the fridge or five minutes in
If you have any
wine fridge, you should be able to set it to the exact temperature
you need to.