What is the best wine drinking temperature?
Part of the wine discovery experience is understanding the importance of wine drinking temperature. Most people serve their wine without really thinking about the temperature of it, which can have a huge affect on the experience. Red is often served straight from the shelf or storage area at room temperature, and white is typically served completely cold straight from the fridge.
Unfortunately, just as you wouldn't enjoy a lukewarm cup of tea compared to a hot one, it is a lot more enjoyable to drink wine at the right temperature. While it is true that red wine should be served at a warmer than white wine, it should not be served at room temperature. And although white wine is delicious when it is chilled, it shouldn't be consumed too cold.