PERFECT WINE SERVING TEMPERATURE
Ideal Wine Serving Temperature Wine serving temperature can enhance the good or bad elements in wine. In general, white wine and rosé wine are served much cooler than red wine.
The golden rule for wine is to avoid extreme temperatures. In other words, don’t serve red wine too warm and white wine too cold. However, when in doubt, it’s always better to serve the wine slightly cooler than too warm. The wine will always “warm up” in the wine glass.
Low temperature will emphasize the tannin. That is why it is recommended to keep wines with a lot of tannin quite warm. However, when the temperature of red wine reaches more than 20 ° C, alcohol begins to evaporate and unpleasantly “stings”. At the same time, when white
wine cools below 8°C, it loses its aroma.
SERVING TEMPERATURE FOR RED WINE
Fresh, fruity, light and refined wines: 14° – 16° С
Full-bodied, spicy, rather complex wines: 16° - 18° С
Powerful, concentrated, strong wines: 16° - 18° С
Juicy, sweet red wines: 16° - 18° С
WHITE WINE SERVING TEMPERATURE
Fruity, fresh, medium dry white wines: from 7° to 9° С
Champagne and sparkling wines: 8° – 10° C
Fresh, light, fruity, dry white wines: 8° – 10° С
Rosé wines: from 8° to 10° С
Juicy, sweet white wines: 10° – 12° С
Full-bodied, aromatic, dry white wines: 10° – 12° С
Very rich, complex, dry white wines: 12°С
HOW DOES THE SIZE AND SHAPE OF THE GLASS REVEAL THE TASTE OF THE WINE?
Red wine glasses and white wine glasses vary in shape and size based on the type of wine they will be filled with. Generally, red wine glasses will be slightly taller and have a larger bowl than white wine glasses. In general, reds are bigger and bolder wines, so they require a larger glass to allow all those rich flavors and aromas to release. The question arises – what to do, “when I need both types?” While you can usually buy a single set of wine glasses if you’re hoping to drink a range of different wines, you may find that the glassware limits your experience, especially if you choose to drink red wine from a smaller white glass fault. Does this mean you won’t enjoy your wine? Most likely, no. While different shapes and sizes can be overwhelming, the right pairing with a high-quality wine glass can make a huge difference in bringing out the flavors of a wine.