Serve wine at the right temperature

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Hail to you, noble lover of divine beverages.

Today, I offer you a few lines on a subject that is all too often taken lightly: the serving temperature of wines.

Too cold ? Too hot ?

But what are really the problems associated with a bad temperature?

First of all, if a wine is served too hot, the aromas will be lost and only the alcohol will come out. So if you only have hints of alcohol on your nose, it may not be the wine that has a fault... ask yourself if the temperature is correct.

What a pleasure to drink a good glass of white or rosé, very cold, but beware too much freshness will mask certain aromas and flavors.

However, it is better to serve a wine that is too cold than too hot since cold will preserve while hot will tend to destroy.

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As soon as you take your bottle out of the cellar or the fridge, the wine will immediately take 1 degree Celsius. Therefore, the hotter it is, the more we will want to serve the wine chilled, in order to use the natural heating to our advantage.

And since the serving temperature is not the drinking temperature, you will want to serve smaller glasses if it is hot, in order to limit the heating of the wine.

Tasting temperatures

Sparkling wines

6 °C to 8 °C

Dry White Wines

8 °C to 10 °C

Barreled Dry White Wines

10°C to 12 °C

Young Red Wines

10 °C to 12 °C

Powerful Barrel Red Wines

14 °C to 16 °C

Sweet Wines

10 °C to 12 °C

Quick ! Quick ! Cold !

Your wine is a little hot and you want to chill it quickly? Fortunately, there is the correct sommelier technique.

We are going to proceed to the "sanglage" of the wine.

The operation consists of plunging the bottle into a bucket filled with water, ice cubes and... coarse salt! Fast cooling guaranteed.


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