Here at the PopUpHQ near Newton MRT we are often asked about the best serving temperatures for different wines. Some of the most popular questions (and our answers) appear below:
Q) What do winemakers mean when they say “white wine should be served chilled and red wine at room temperature”?
This is a very old maxim. Room temperature refers to the typical indoor temperature as it was in France during the Middle Ages – well before the invention of either air conditioning or modern central heating! It is a temperature between 15 and 18°C.
Chilled, is a temperature between 8 and 10°C, a number close to the temperature of an underground cellar. It should not be mistaken for the temperature of a modern fridge, which will typically be a much colder 5°C.
Q) What happens to wine when it’s served at the wrong temperature?
Served too cold, a white…
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