What is the Ideal Serving Temperature for Wine?
The best temperature for red wine is 62-68 degrees. The best temperature for white wine is 49-55 degrees.
The goal of having the right wine serving temperature is to release the best possible aromatics in the glass without ruining the taste.
How to Store Red Wine Bottles?
Oxygen turns red wine into vinegar. Thus the key is to reduce the amount of oxygen touching the surface when storing open red wine.
Do's And Dont's when storing open red wine bottles:
- For best results, store the wine upright to minimize surface area exposed to oxygen.
- Prevent dramatic temperature changes which can damage your wine, such as quickly going from cold to hot.
- You can warm up a red wine bottle in luke warm water. Be careful not to use hot water, it should only be slightly warmer than room temperature.
- Don’t store open wine on its side – it increases the surface area exposed to oxygen
- Don’t store open wine by a window – because of sun exposure and discoloration
- Don’t store the wine at temperatures above 70 F – better to store open wines in the fridge