Are red wines served too warm?


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Are red wines served too warm?

budnball | Jul 28, 2011 03:43 PM

Since I'm the only wine drinker in my home, open bottles last a couple of days, so into the fridge. I have started chilling my reds before openning and and let the wine warm in the glass about 10 minutes before drinking and what a difference! My last 2 bottles of Petite Syrah were so much more mellow without the alcohol heat. This is fine for home, but eating out is more problematic.

I only order by the glass when dining out and it seems that reds served at room temp which can get hot in small bistro joints and even some large dining rooms. At least more places are offering half bottles that I can get quick chilled

Do we drink our red wine too warm? Meaning restaurants, wine-bars etc.

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