The holidays are coming, and so are the many dinner parties! And of course, no dinner party is ever complete without a great bottle of finely aged wine. Serving wine may seem easy since we’ve all been acquainted with them. But beware, serving wine poorly can lead to a dinner disaster.
Here are some wine serving tips to help you for your next dinner party:
1. A proper glass will make your wine taste even better
Georg Riedel was the man the proved this. In fact, he was awarded the Decanter Man of the Year in 1996 for demonstrating that wine tastes better in some glasses. Find the best fit for your wine and serve it.
2. Serve it at the right temperature.
Here’s a quick guide for the perfect temperature for each wine:
Red wine tastes better when served slightly below room temperature, 53-69°F.
White wine tastes better when served chilled, 44-57°F.
Sparkling wine Is also better when served chilled, 38-45°F.
3. Almost every red wine tastes better decanted
Decanting is one thing that we take for granted that will significantly improve the flavor of our wine. Pour the wine into a glass of pitcher or decanter and let it sit for 30-45 minutes.