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The Importance Of Temperature In Wine Tasting


One of the perks of adulthood is being able to have time to yourself just before going to bed, or even when you go on vacation. And something that most people can’t do without in both cases is the perfect glass of wine to really round off the perfect night or an unforgettable holiday. If you’ve been drinking wine for a while or even if it’s just something that you’ve taken a liking to recently, it’s important for you to know what kind of role temperature plays when it comes to taste. If you’re not sure, we’re going to fill you in.

What Happens When it’s Too Warm or Cold

We all have our preferences as to how we like to have our wine, but there is such a thing as the wrong temperature for wine. What you may not be aware of is that if the wine is served at too warm of a temperature, all this does is emphasize the taste of the alcohol and only takes away from the actual taste of the wine. Since wine is made from berries, the taste of the berries becomes very prevalent and there’s no balance between the two. On the other side of the spectrum, if you serve your wine very cold, this too, can throw the flavor off. When a wine has been cooled for too long and becomes too cold, what this does is pretty much eliminate the flavor and all you’re having is a cold glass of alcohol without being able to appreciate the true essence of the wine in question.

How to get it Just Right

If you want to have the perfect glass of wine and really do the bottle that you’ve invested in justice, then you need to learn more about the perfect temperatures for each one. When it comes to chilled wine, it’s important that you invest in a wine cooler that is specifically designed to keep your wine at the perfect temperature. You can look up wine cooler reviews online to see which one would suit your preferences and your storage area best. Let’s look at red and white wine and what temperatures are ideal for each one.

  • Red Wine: Red wines tend to have a lower level of acidity, and this means that they should all be stored at a temperature of between 14 degrees celsius to 18 at the most, that is 57 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit at the most. 
  • White Wine: White has more acidity and so needs to be stored at a lower temperature. The older whites should be stored between 10- 12 celsius, 50 to 54 Fahrenheit. Between 8 to 10 degrees celsius, 47-50 Fahrenheit.

The Best Place to Get the Perfect Temperature

In order to get the ideal temperature to store your wine, make sure that where you store them is taken into consideration. If you have a basement, this is the best location to store the wine because it’s always cool and dry, and the temperature stays consistent since you barely use it anyway. In case you don’t have one, pick a storage area and make sure the temperature stays consistent. Invest in a dehumidifier, especially in hotter weather.

It would be a shame to get a bottle of wine and not actually make the most of it in terms of tasting all the flavor that it was intended to give when it was made. This is why it’s so important that you always keep temperature and storage in mind and go the extra mile in order to really enjoy every sip.


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