(Closed) temp. of wine?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
792 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

White wine should be served chilled, reds at room temp. Atleast that’s my understanding!

Post # 4
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Red wines are actually served too warm most of the time.  Reds were traditionally kept in a "cave", which was often only 50-60 degree Fahrenheit!  A good rule is to take whites OUT of the fridge an 30-60 minutes before they’re meant to be served and put reds IN the fridge 30-60 minutes ahead.

Post # 5
776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yup white wine should be chilled and red wine room temp.  Some say you can chill red wine a tiny amount, but most people have it room temp so I wouldnt stress about that.

Post # 6
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yes – chill the red a tiny bit just like teamzee suggests! There is nothing worse than warm "room temp" red wine during the summer. It’s not meant to be cold, but certainly cooler than 70-75 F!

Post # 7
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

teamzeewagen has it right! I usually forget to pull out the white though, so we just drink really cold wine 🙂 

If you don’t have a lot of time and you’re not put off by this idea–just keep a couple of whiskey stones/those weird plastic ice cubes in the freezer and throw one in your wine glass while you’re drinking. Yeah, it sounds weird, but it gets the job done 🙂

Post # 8
2681 posts
Sugar bee

Red wine should be served at room temp and I like my white wine cold.  If it gets warm I wont drink it. 

Post # 9
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think everyone likes their wine differently and you can drink it at whatever temperature you like! Who cares!?!?!

To be exact, though, here are the temperatures the wine industry "experts" suggest:

Sparkling wine/champagne and bright wines: 48-50 degrees

Wine: 53

Rose: 51

Light Red: 60-65

Heavy Reds: 62-68

Post # 10
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i’ve red that white wine should be taken out of the fridge 15 minutes before serving adn red wine should be chilled for 15 minutes before serving.

Post # 11
2205 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

reds should be at cellar temp (not quite room temp) and whites chilled!

ladybuglove has it perfect!

Post # 12
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think it depends on the specific type of red wine, too. Personally, I like them ALL chilled.

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