Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Not too hot, not too cold...

 
If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times... Correct serving temperature is a HUGE part of wine enjoyment. If a wine is too cold the flavors are 'numbed' out and acidity is pronounced; a wine that is too hot will have its alcohol magnified and taste harsh. 
 
There are many fancy wine thermometers that you can use to ensure that your wine is at the correct temperature.


But here's a very easy method:

Practice the '20-20' rule:

Take whites out of the fridge 20 minutes prior to serving them.
Put reds (yes, you heard me REDS) into the fridge 20 minutes prior to serving them.

Following this rule your wine's flavors and aromas will be more pronounced, thereby enhancing the enjoyment of your wine experience. Follow the link below to an article in Wine Spectator for more information on wine serving temperatures.

Salud! KathyD

How to Serve Wine 101: Tips on the Perfect Serving Temperature | How To | Learn Wine | Wine Spectator

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