Tip of the Month: What temperature to serve your wine?


Serving wines at the right temperatures is no art form. To get your white wines and Rosés the perfect temperature, place the bottle in the refrigerator (not the freezer) for one hour and remove 15 to 20 minutes before serving. Red wine is a bit trickier: if it’s considerably warmer than 75°F where you will serve your wine, you may elect to put the bottle into the refrigerator (not the freezer!) for about 15 minutes before serving – if you prefer your reds a little cool. Never store any wine in the refrigerator. The temperature in most refrigerators is around 40°F. This is too cold for storing wines and they may be damaged.

This is a simple guide to chilling your wines. For a more detailed take on this subject see my blog To chill or not to chill