We all stress about having a wine connoisseur over to her house for dinner when we are serving wine. So you want to make sure that the wine is served at the perfect temperature, because wine that is too warm or too cold will not taste as good. And did you know that contrary to popular belief, white wines can get too cold in the refrigerator?
Sparking & light wines (Champagne, Savignon blanc, rose) should be served at 45°. You’ll need to allow three hours for it to achieve his temperature in the fridge, or 20 minutes in the freezer.
Heavy white wines (Chardonnay) should be served at 55°. This takes about two hours in the fridge or 15 minutes in the freezer.
Heavy red wines (cabernet sauvignon, shiraz) should be served at 62°. This takes about 30 minutes in the fridge or five minutes in the freezer.
Light to medium reds (pinot noir, merlot) should be served at 58° this takes about half an hour in the fridge or five minutes in the freezer.
If you have any wine fridge, you should be able to set it to the exact temperature you need to.