This Week’s Wine Wisdom
What is the ideal temperature for wine?
Whites: Chilled (45-55 degrees F) for a few hours in the refrigerator
Reds: Slightly cooler than room temperature (about 65 degrees); Younger fruity reds benefit from chilling
Sparkling Wine: Thoroughly chilled; refrigerate several hours or the night before serving
Dessert Wine: Room temperature
Chilling wine may cause it to lose some of its sweetness. If red wine becomes too warm, it may lose some of its fruity flavor.