A List of Wines and their Ideal Serving Temperatures

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Here are the details of how cold your wines should be when served. We all know that each type of wine taste their best when served in their ideal temperature. This is because the tannin, acid or alcohol content of the wine will prevail when its temperature is not the ideal one when drunk.

Red Wines                     Ideal Serving Temperature

Bordeaux –                     65 degrees Fahrenheit

Burgundy –                      63 degrees Fahrenheit

Cabernet Sauvignon –     63 degrees Fahrenheit

Red Zinfandel –               59 degrees Fahrenheit

Chianti –                          59 degrees Fahrenheit

Pinot Noir –                      61 degrees Fahrenheit

Shiraz (Syrah) –               64 degrees Fahrenheit

Beaujolais –                     54 degrees Fahrenheit

White Zinfandel –             48 degrees Fahrenheit

 

White Wines                   Ideal Serving Temperature

Riesling –                         54 degrees Fahrenheit

White Bordeaux –              52 degrees Fahrenheit

White Burgundy –             52 degrees Fahrenheit

Chardonnay –                   50 degrees Fahrenheit

Sauvignon Blanc –            53 degrees Fahrenheit

Chablis –                           53 degrees Fahrenheit

Sparkling Wine              Ideal Drinking Temperature

Champagne –                 45 degrees Fahrenheit

Asti –                               41 degrees Fahrenheit

Sweet Sparkling Wines – 41 degrees

 

Dessert Wines              Ideal Drinking Temperature

Vintage Port –                66 degrees Fahrenheit

Tawny –                          54 degrees Fahrenheit

Icewine –                         43 degrees Fahrenheit

 

Rose wines – All rose wines are best served chilled.

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