Getting the Temperature Right For Your Wine.

So everyone thinks that the best way to serve every possible drink they have, is as close to freezing as possible. Noooo! It’s not the same for wine! It’s just not! You can let red wine stand in the glass until it’s an acceptable temperature. White wine on the other hand, should be served cold. Yes, it’s very important to people who take wine seriously. Here’s why. We taste four main things – sweet, salty, sour and acid. Our nose adds to the flavors, because our olfactory sense helps us to enjoy the details of the flavor. Temperatures play a big part in this, because in wine, the flavor is often best experienced when the wine is at a temperature wherein it can release all the aromas within it. It’s often said that red wine should be served at a room temperature. It should be served in a room that’s just a bit lower than 60 degrees Fahrenheit. It should then be allowed to sit in the glass for just a bit so that it could warm up a notch. Take a nice long whiff of the wine and then take a sip. You’ll experience its glory. You can enjoy sweeter red wines a little warmer than this and sparkling red wines a little cooler than this. For white wines, forget about warm or room temperature, else they will just taste plain out gross. If they’re served too cold, they probably won’t even have a distinct taste. They should be served at least about 45 degrees Fahrenheit. So you can let them sit in the fridge for a while before you serve them and in case they get too cold, just remember that you can take the bottle out and let it warm up a tad bit before you serve it. Interesting, right? You can also get advice about storing your wine too and we can offer you professional grade wine storage for your wine collection. Give us a call to discuss the climate controlled and secure wine storage options we have available to keep your fine wines safely stored in our wine storage facility in New Jersey.



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