What is the best temperature for a wine fridge?
The best range is to set the temperature between 50 °F (11°C) and 65 °F (18°C) for red wine and set the other zone between 45 °F (7°C) and 50 °F (11°C) for white wine. With a dual-zone wine refrigerator managing your wine cooler temperature for multiple wines becomes easier and more convenient.
What temperature should wines be?
The optimal red wine serving temperature for full-bodied wines is between 60–65°F. Light- and medium-bodied red wines have a slightly larger, lower ideal serving temperature around 55–62°F.
Is a wine fridge worth it?
A wine fridge is helpful because it can maintain the proper temperature for your wine. Your regular fridge likely gets opened and closed quite often, which can cause its temperature to fluctuate. Constant temperature fluctuations are harmful to bottles of wine.
Is it OK to chill red wine?
The answer is: yes. While it may be more common to chill light reds, full-bodied wines will also take well to a chill provided they aren’t too tannic. Cold temperatures heighten the structure of the entire wine, including the tannins, which will become more astringent and downright unpleasant.
How do you bring red wine to temperature?
If the wine is too warm, immerse it in a mix of ice and cold water—this chills a bottle more quickly than ice alone because more of the glass is in contact with the cold source. This may take about 10 minutes for a red and up to 30 minutes for a sparkling wine. You can even stick a bottle in the freezer for 15 minutes.
What temperature will ruin wine?
But wine is best stored between 53–57˚F when intended for aging, and temperatures can range from the mid-40s to mid-60s for service, depending on the wine. Once you creep past 70˚F, wine falls into the danger zone, and is in peril of irreparable damage.
What happens if wine is served too cold?
Serving a wine too warm can lead to tasting only the alcohol and bitterness in the wine, while serving it too cold will mask the acidity, fruit structure or sweetness of the wine. Not only must one take into consideration room temperature, an actual refrigerator can greatly influence the flavor of wine as well.