Wine 101: Wise Up to Wine Serving Temperatures

Do you buy wine and pour into a glass immediately you get home? Do not wonder when your wine doesn’t taste sharp and fresh. You may be having your wine too warm!

To enjoy your wine, you need to master the right serving temperature. The right temperatures enhance the flavor and aroma of the wine, ensuring that you experience the wine textures in full expression.


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White wine should be served chilled (8˚C – 12˚C) while red wines are to be served at between 12˚C and 18˚C.

To enjoy your red wine, stop drinking it too warm. It is recommended that you slightly chill the reds when the bottle seems to be too warm; so that it is not too cold and also not too hot -just right.

Although white wine should be served chilled, it shouldn’t be taken too cold. You should allow the bottle to warm up before serving and also avoid chilling them until they’re icy. This kills wine flavors and can damage the wine.

However, it is important to note that these are serving temperatures, and not storage temperatures, and so depending on how you store your wines, you may need to chill or warm it before serving.

There you go, enjoy your wine, at the right temperature.