The Right Red Wine Temperature

The taste of wine can be altered by different glasses, storage methods, being aerated and with plenty more. But the one thing that immediately affects the taste of wine, is the temperature.

Wine lovers agree that the serving temperature plays a crucial part in enjoying red wines. Most people drink red wines too warm. This may be due to the misunderstood idea that red wines should be drunk at room temperature. The idea of room temperature is fine, the problem is where your room is located. If your room is in northern France, then you are fine. But, if your room is in warmer places, it’s not so much.

Red wine should be drunk at between 16-18°C. The difference that a few degrees can make in the taste of a red wine is dramatic. That slight chill brings out the fruit and makes the wine more refreshing. Some believe that we don’t think of red wines as being refreshing, but they can be at the proper temperature.



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