The Ideal Serving Temperatures for Every Wine

Guidelines to help you enjoy a perfect glass

Wine Serving Temperature Cheat Sheet

Sparkling wine: Around 45 degrees Fahrenheit for most, but aged vintages should be about 50 to 52 degrees.

Rosés and blush wines: Between 50 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Simple, inexpensive whites: Between 48 and 53 degrees Fahrenheit.

Good bottle of aged white wine: Better quality whites don't need to be served quite as cold, between 58 and 62 degrees.

Light red wines: Fruitier, lighter-bodied reds like Beaujolais should be served between 57 and 60 degrees.

Most red wines: Between 62 and 65 degrees; some better quality, big reds can be served up to 68 degrees but never go over 70.

Dessert wines: Between 45 and 50 degrees, but a good Sauternes should be served slightly warmer, about 58 degrees.

Fortified wines: Some fortified wines like Port and most Sherries should be served between 62 and 65 degrees, but a fino Sherry should be served at about 55 degrees.

 

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