Right Temperature Brings Out the Best
To get the most enjoyment out of wine, drinking it at the right
temperature is very important. If you are going to have a bottle
of white wine with your dinner, you may want to plan ahead, since
whites should be enjoyed cooler than reds. Your white wines, if
stored in a wine cellar, may be just about the right temperature,
unless you enjoy them very cold.
With reds and
whites alike, the correct temperature is very important to get the
desired aromas and flavors out of the wine. Drinking reds too warm
makes them taste flat and lifeless; drinking them too cold makes
them taste very tannic and acidic. When whites are served too cold,
the creamy, oaky and fruity characteristics will get lost; if too
warm, most whites will taste too sweet.
wines: 57-64 degrees F.
red wines and some whites: 50-55 degrees F.
white wines, rose, Champagne and Beaujolais: 43-50 degrees F.
white wines, Eiswein, sparkling wines: 40-46 degrees F.