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Ideal Serving Temperature for Wine

16/6/2014
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What temperature should you drink wine at?

The best temperature for red wine is 62-68 degrees.

The best temperature for white wine is 49-55 degrees.

Serving wine is not an exact science unless you are the guys at Modernist Cuisine (who’d probably put the wine sous vide to the ‘perfect’ temperature). The goal of having the right wine serving temperature is to release the best possible aromatics in the glass without ruining the taste. In the video, we offer a very extreme example of polar opposite serving temperatures for effect, however the gist of it is all true. If your wine is too cold, you won’t get any of the good stuff (or the bad… read: if it’s bad, cool it down) and if your wine is too hot is tastes like berries and sweaty laundry.

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