Video:How to Store and Serve Red Winewith Greyson Ferguson
Learn how to properly serve and store red wine so that you can fully enjoy the complex flavors of your wine. Here is more information on how to store and serve red wine.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Store and Serve Red Wine
Hey guys, Greyson Ferguson here with About.com. Today we are going to discuss how to serve and store red wine.
Optimal Temperature for Storing and Serving Red Wine
Unlike its white wine counterpart, red wine does not need to be refrigerated or kept cool. The optimal serving temperature is 62 degrees, but storing the wine at room temperature should more than suffice. If you want to reach this desired temp you can purchase a wine cooler from most local supermarkets. Smaller coolers cost under $100 each.
Store Red Wine on Its Side and Aerate Before Serving
Store the bottles on their side. This keeps the cork moist and prevents it from drying out. A dry cork is going to allow air into the bottle, ruining the wine. Red wine needs to be aerated for the best flavor. This means infusing the wine with oxygen. There are many specialty trinkets and novelty devices you can buy to aerate the drink, but simply pouring it into a decanter is going to do the trick.
Glasses for Serving Red Wine
Use a wide mouthed wine glass when serving red wine. This allows for further oxygenation of the wine. You can also use the stemless glasses as you do not need to keep the wine chilled when consuming.
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