Wine Serving Temperatures
Photography by: Thomas Wenger
- wines of any grape variety
Serving wine at the correct temperature is about as important for the drinking pleasure as the storage and correct handling. Wine served too cold cannot develop the full bouquet, but will also “cover up” some minor imperfections, but wine served too warm allows the alcohol taste to over power the flavor and bouquet of the wine.
While drinking wine at a certain temperature is foremost up to the individuals preference, there are a few general guidelines that need to be adhered to in order to ensure the wine can be enjoyed at it’s best. Keep in mind that the phrase “wine is served at room temperature”, refers to the “cellar temperature” rather than our regular living room temperature. It is also safer to serve wine just a little cooler, as the wine will warm very quickly in the glass after pouring.