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What will happen if we serve chilled red wine or warm white wine?

Question submitted by Sanjeev Khalkho

A chilled red wine is too acidic. It would deliver an excessive amount of tannins. Tannin is an astringent component of wine. Therefore a chilled red wine does not taste good.

Serving white wine at room temperature is not such a big deal. If the white wine is served at room temperature, it will not be able to deliver all its aromas, however the wine would still taste good.

We tend to drink white wine which are too cold. Actually the best white wines should be served at around 58°F (14°C).

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