Your guests will be thoroughly impressed this holiday day season when you pop open a bottle of refreshing, perfectly cooled wine for their enjoyment. Since most wines are typically served at a temperature that is too warm, the Avalon Bay 21-bottle Wine Cooler comes to the rescue to alleviate this problem by keeping your wines at the ideal chilled temperatures.
Tips for Chilling Wines
As mentioned above, many wines are served too warmly. The familiar “room temperature” guideline we know comes from Europe where the typical room temperature is between 60° and 65° F (not the 70° to 75° F as is usual here in America, making about a 10 degree difference). And white wines are typically chilled in the cellar in Europe, where the temperature is around 55° F (yielding an approximate 20 degree difference!).
The perfect wine temperature varies from person to person, but here are some tips to help you out:
- Light dry white wines, rosés, and sparkling wines should be served from 40° to 50° F to preserve freshness and fruitiness. For sparkling wines, chilling keeps bubbles fine instead of frothy.
- Full-bodied white wines and light, fruity red wines should be served from 50° to 60° F to enhance their complexity and aroma or to make it more refreshing.
- Full-bodied red wines and Ports should be served from 60° to 65° F to make it more obsequious and to reduce its bitterness.
You can purchase Avalon Bay’s wine coolers and other small home appliances via various local and online retailers including Amazon.com.