Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wine Facts to Know

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What is the ideal temperature for wine?
Don’t make the mistake of over-chilling your whites or serving your reds too warm. Every wine has its “sweet spot” temperature that brings out all of its finest qualities. Here is a simple infographic that will help you find the right temperatures for your favorite 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 tones down the sweetness of wine. If a red wine becomes too warm, it may lose some of its fruity flavor.
Should I ever use a decanter for my wines?
A decanter is used mainly to remove sediment from older red wines.  Also, it can be used to open up young red wines.  Otherwise, wine will “breathe” enough in your glass and decanting is not necessary.
Why should I swirl wine in my glass before I drink it?
By swirling your wine, oxygen is invited into the glass, which allows the aromas to escape.


  1. Great info!!! So glad to connect...cheers! ;)

  2. Thanks for the great tips!

  3. always happy to learn anything about wine! love it! thanks for sharing these tips!

  4. Thank for sharing. Very interesting tips about wine. Found you through Share your Talents.

  5. Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken ChickMarch 4, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  6. Kelly Blackwell @ Heres My Take On ItMarch 5, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Thank you for sharing. I love wine, but I know nothing about it. This will be a huge help. :) Have an amazing day!

  7. Wow, awesome info and tips!! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!! So thrilled to have you share with us. Have a wonderful weekend.


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