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Each wine has its own temperature. The importance of temperature in wine tasting cannot be overstated. Unfortunately, red wine is often too hot and white wine too cold. In the first case, above 18 degrees, the alcohol takes over and the aroma loses its subtlety. In the second case, low temperatures can mask imperfections and prevent full appreciation of the complexity of the bouquet. Therefore, you must own a wine thermometer.
How to use a wine thermometer?
You don't have to wait until the last minute to measure your bottle temperature. If the bottle is too cold, there's not much you can do to cool it. We advise you to use a thermometer as soon as you take the wine out of the cellar. Be careful if you have to open the bottle with a thermometer.
Don't expect too much in case there is a temperature deviation. Once you see the results on the tool dial, it's up to you. Place the white wine in an ice bucket for a few minutes to bring it to the optimum temperature.
Your red wine is too cold? It is out of the question to expose it to a heat source, or worse, to put it in the microwave. Subject to alteration. Prefer a warm water bath where the wine does not risk anything.
All wines have an ideal temperature
Sure, wine styles also make a difference if you don't serve red wine at the same temperature as champagne. White wines with acidity and minerality like Sancerre and Chablis should be drunk around 8°C, but great whites should be drunk around 8°C. Burgundy is best at 12°C. Beaujolais crus and red wines from the Loire Valley must be served at 16°C, while the great wines from Bordeaux and the Rhone Valley must be served at least twice.
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