Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wine Tip of the Day

Once you put a bottle of wine into the fridge and chilled it down (or ice chest or wine ice bucket) make sure you maintain its temperature. Once its cold it should never return to being warm.

Otherwise the wine's very texture, flavors and consistency will morph with the change in its temperature.

With all this sunshine we're enjoying on the West Coast, it made me think of outdoor grilling and picnics and I just thought I'd warn you all.


Joie de vivre said...

Good tip! So, you shouldn't let a glass of the chilled wine warm on the table for a bit?

Le Meems said...

No, that ok and just fine.
But if you put a bottle of wine in the fridge or on ice, then decide to drink it later, it should NOT go back into your wine rack.

Warming up a Chardonnay or Riesling or Gewurtz will accentuate the positive and allow liquid love aromatics to rise up and assualt your senses.