Serving a Bottle of Wine
How you serve your wine can have a big impact on the flavor.
Different wines taste best at different temperatures.
But, are you going to track all the temperature variations? Not necessary.
Here’s a rule of thumb I like to use…
STORE YOUR WINE HOWEVER YOU WANT – just keep it away from the heat and direct sunlight.
Remember – we’re not storing here; we’re drinking!
But, if you plan on storing your wine for a while, get in touch, and we can chat.
The last thing you want is to ruin your wine.
I Serve Wine at These Temperatures
Serving white wine? I put it in the fridge for about 30 min to an hour before I am ready to get started.
Too warm? Leave it in there longer.
If it’s too cold, let it sit in your glass until it’s to your liking.
You can even hold the bowl of the glass to expedite the process through the heat of your hand.
Red wines like Beaujolais or Pinot Noir I like cooler than room temp, so I put them in the fridge for 30 minutes.
All other reds I put in the fridge for about 15 min to bring the wine down to real room temperature.
Drinking sparkling? I put it in the freezer for 15 min, and then put it in a bucket using a simple concoction like this.
Fill the bucket 2/3 of the way with ice, and add enough water, so the bucket doesn’t overflow when you put the bottle in it.
I Recommend Drinking Your Wine in This Glassware
For white wines, you want to use a glass shaped like this.
For lighter red wines like Pinot Noir, this glass is great to get all the smells.
For fuller reds like Bordeaux, this glass is my choice.
For all other reds, this one will do.
For fortified wines, use this one to enjoy the fruitiness.
Drinking sparkling? Dump the flute and grab a glass. We want to enjoy the fizz.
We’re all wine drinkers here, but you still want to enjoy the wine. So, don’t pour too much in your glass at once.
I like to pour up to the curve of the wine glass bowl.