It is important to serve the wine at the right temperature, otherwise the overall wine tasting and enjoyment experience will be compromised. Some wines have to be served at a different temperature than others, but if you don't know that, how do you get it right?
It must be remembered that any wine served too cold will lack flavor and character, appearing dull and lifeless; however, fewer defects are seen in the wine when it is too cold. To get the most out of your wine tasting experience, your palate wants to be able to analyze and decipher all the aromas, flavors and nuances in wine that are only released at their optimal temperature. If you want to know more about wine serving you can also check this link .
Red wine is known to be served at slightly higher temperatures than white wine for the following reasons:
White wines generally contain a higher level of acidity, imparting a freshness and citrus flavor, a character that is enhanced by slightly cooling the wine.
Red wine contains less acid and more tannins. The reduced acidity makes the wine 'smooth', while the tannins also add bitterness – heat this up and the wine appears softer and smoother.
Wine temperature dos and don'ts
Do not place wine bottles in the freezer for "quick" cooling.
Do not place the wine bottle near a heat source to increase the temperature.
Do not overheat the red wine or it will taste ripe and give off an undesirable alcoholic taste.
Store your wine in a cellar or cellar where there are no temperature fluctuations from winter to summer.
Use an ice bucket, especially for formal occasions. The performance is worth the effort.
Chill white wine only briefly in the refrigerator, no more than 20 minutes.