The Do’s And Don’ts Of Chilling Wine

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Chilling Wine

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When it comes to wine, many of us can barely remember which one to chill and which one to leave at room temperature. But when you throw in the fact that there are thousands of different types of wines available and the general rules of reds with beef, whites with poultry, Cabernets in the cupboard and Chardonnays in the refrigerator don’t apply to them all, we can become even more confused.

Just as the temperature of your wine plays an important role in the taste, just how cold a chilled wine is also has an effect on the taste. So how do you get the best results when chilling your wine? Let’s take a look at some simple tips that make you an expert in no time!

Optimal Temperature RangesOf Wines

Red And Fortified Wines-most red wines should be kept chilled in the range of 12°C–15°C. Typically 90 minutes in the refrigerator should be enough time to chill it from room temperature. Fuller-bodied, tannic wines only need around 45 minutes in the refrigeratoras they should be slightly less chilled. Fortified wines should be served at around 15°C–18°C.

White, Rosé And Sparkling Wines- white wines are more difficult to chill properly as they need to be around 10-15°C, any colder and they could begin to lose their flavour. Lighter, fruitier wines should be served slightly colder, between 7°C and 10°C, which should take around 2 hours in the refrigerator. Sparkling wines, however, need to be between 4°C and 10°C to ensure the bubbles are still present when served.

How To Chill Wine Properly

The best way to chill wine is to plan in advance. Remember that most refrigerators have cold spots and are opened and closed several times throughout the day. This could lead to uneven chilling of your wine and this could affect the taste of the wine when it is served.

Purchasing a standalone wine chiller is an alternative to your refrigerator as it will ensure that your wine is always kept at the ideal temperature and that it is ready for you to enjoy.Subcold offers a wide range of high quality wine chillers that are programmable and designed to accommodate most bottle sizes. Without taking up too much space, a wine chiller is a useful addition to any wine lover’s home.

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If you are look for ways to keep your wine at the perfect temperature your next party, contact Subcold today to see a wide selection of high quality drink fridges, mini fridges, wine coolers, ice makers and more!

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