The two most important aspects of wine are the storing of the wine and the serving temperature of the wine. Wineware have created a ‘Wine Storage Temperature Guide’ to help you store your wine bottles safely and correctly. This ‘Perfect Drinking Temperature for Wine’ guide will advise you on which temperature to serve your wine (red/white/sparkling) for maximum enjoyment, without compromising the flavour or aroma.
The serving temperature of a wine is often overlooked. However the serving temperature is extremely important and crucial to unlocking the full flavour and aromas of a wine. It is important to remember that each wine has an ideal serving temperature and one temperature is not suitable for all. Below is our guide showing the temperatures (˚F and ˚C) which we feel are ideal to serve a variety of different wines.
Wineware tip: As a general rule red wine should be uncorked for at least half an hour to an hour while white wine is best served cold. This is only a rough guide which differs from one bottle to another. For instance, a dry red wine can be enjoyed a little chilled whilst a sweet white wine benefits from being served slightly warm.
We have produced this table to help you know the best temperature to serve your wine:
|Wine||Type||Temperature (˚F)||Temperature (˚C)|
|Vintage Port||Fortified Wine||66˚F||19˚C|
|Bordeaux, Shiraz||Red Wine||64˚F||18˚C|
|Red Burgundy, Cabernet||Red Wine||63˚F||17˚C|
|Rioja, Pinot Noir||Red Wine||61˚F||16˚C|
|Chianti, Zinfandel||Red Wine||59˚F||15˚C|
|Tawny/NV Port||Fortified Wine||57˚F||14˚C|
|Beaujolais, Rosé||White Wine / Rosé||54˚F||12˚C|
|Viognier, Sauternes||White Wine||52˚F||11˚C|
Champagne, Sparkling Wine, Dessert Wine
|Ice Wines||Dessert Wine||43˚F||6˚C|
|Asti Spumanti||Sparkling Wine||41˚F||5˚C|
If you are still unsure about the serving temperature for your particular bottle of wine, please contact Wineware, we will always be happy to help you and we can add it to our table featured above. Browse our range of wine serving accessories here.
Download Wineware’s PDF version - Suggested Wine Drinking Temperatures. From now on, enjoy drinking your wine at the perfect temperature.
Wineware are always here to answer any questions that you may have, so please contact us now if you require further information or advice.