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This Week’s Wine Wisdom

This Week’s Wine Wisdom

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Sparkling WineWhat 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.