Wine Basics - What Is The Best Temperature To Store And Serve Wine?

Wine is best enjoyed at the perfect temperature, but what is the perfect temperature for each type of wine? Read on to hear from Grand Cru’s wine experts, and discover tips to store your wine the way it should.

To maintain the integrity of your red wines, keep them at a cool 10-12° Celsius. If your reds get too warm, they begin to age faster and may begin to “cook” which can result in unsavoury flavours and aromas. Reds are typically served slightly warmer than whites, but both should be served chilled. In general, red wine should be served at 18-22° Celsius, however this is up to the drinker. By following these tips, you can ensure that your red wine tastes its best.

For white wine, the ideal storage temperature is between 7-10° Celsius. This range ensures that the wine is chilled enough to preserve its freshness, but not so cold that it loses flavour. White wine should be served at 8-10 degrees Celsius to preserve its crispness. In addition, wine that fluctuates in temperature will age more quickly than wine that is kept at a consistent temperature. For this reason, it is important to store your wine in a cool, dark Grand Cru wine fridge, where the temperature will remain stable.

Keep your whites and reds at their optimal temperature with any of Grand Cru’s wine fridges. Look through Australia’s largest range of wine and beverage refrigerators at the link here.

The ideal serving temperature for each wine will depend on its individual characteristics. For example, a full-bodied red wine will taste best at a slightly higher temperature than a lighter red wine. Ultimately, the best way to find the perfect serving temperature for each wine is to experiment and see what you like best. So pop open a bottle and enjoy!