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How To Serve Wine Like A Pro 101 To Impress Your Guests

How To Serve Wine Like A Pro 101 To Impress Your Guests

SERVE LIKE A PRO

Do you want to know how to serve wine like a pro? Do you want to impress your guests with your wine serving knowledge? If you’re going to spend money on a bottle of vino, these tips will ensure you’re tasting & experiencing all of the complex notes the wine has to offer. Whether you’re a fan of reds, whites, dry, or sweet wine, this is for you! 

 

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WINE SERVING TIP – IT’S ALL ABOUT THE TEMPERATURE

This easy to understand a guide breaks down the best temperature to serve wines. As with any guide, you can use this as a baseline to deviate & modify from to determine your own preferences. Wine is a personalized experience & there’s no better way to determine your preferences than to drink up!

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WHAT TEMPERATURE IS BEST FOR SERVING WINE?

THE SIMPLE GUIDE – REDS & WHITES

  • REDS – best served at 55°
  • WHITES – best served at 45°

 

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COMPLEX GUIDE TO SERVING RED WINE 101:

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  • SWEET RED WINE – best served at 45° to 50° ; the important piece of knowledge to keep in mind is that the colder a red wine is, the more the tannins (grape skins) are magnified & become more noticeable, it’s as if they magically appear at colder temperatures. While it doesn’t affect the taste (negatively), it can be a visual turn-off for some people, as it can resemble blood clots. The colder a red wine is, the more it “comes alive” & the more you’re able to pick-up on all of its notes.

 

  • DRY RED WINE – unlike sweet reds, where they’re best served cold, dry reds are the opposite. Dependent upon the complexity, boldness & “heaviness”,  dry red wines are best served at a warmer temperature, around 55° to 68°. The guide for serving dry red wine is that the more “body” (bold, complex, “heavy”) it has, the warmer it should be served & the less “body” (subtle & not as bold) that a red wine has can be served at a colder temperature.
COMPLEX GUIDE TO SERVING WHITE WINE 101

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  • SWEET WHITE WINE – best served at 40° to 45°; the colder a sweet white wine is, the better it tastes. Unlike with sweet red wine, you don’t have to fret about those magically-appearing tannins.

 

  • DRY WHITE WINE – best served at 45° to 50°. The warmer you serve a dry white wine, the more your guests will be able to pick up on the complex notes of the wine. The colder that a dry wine is served, those notes seem to disappear & the wine doesn’t seem to taste like much.
IT’S JUST WINE…

Don’t let these wine serving tips overwhelm you, it’s just wine. Start with the simple guide; & from there, modify the serving temperatures to suit your preferences. Wine is a truly personalized experience, so don’t worry if it’s not the same as someone else. What someone else loves, you might hate & vice versa. Create your own wine journey!

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Cheers!

Love, Peace & Happiness,

Hippie & Sparky 

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