Yes, you read correctly. This time of year when you serve red wine at your home, it should be pulled out of your refrigerator.
I know you may have heard over and over that red wine should never be chilled, but I am here to give you another perspective. Remember it is summer. And think about this...everybody you talk to is going to tell you that red wine needs to be served at room temperature. Room temperature is not 75 degrees. The ideal point is more like 65 degrees. Unless you are paying a tremedous amount in AC bills, you need to throw that wine in the chill chest for about 20 minutes before serving and you will see that red wine blossom during your dinner.
When you are looking to get the most out of your experience at a retailer, restaurant, or with your server
, there is one key thing that you can do to make your wine life a little more fulfilled. Ultimately, your experience is going to be determined by you…and how much you talk. If you open up candid discussions with your retailers, servers, restaurateurs, you can give them feedback and they can discover what their customers want. These are people that have embraced the wine life and hopefully love what they are doing. When you open up and talk to your retailers and servers, you can learn a lot and form great relationships with those that can help you with the important stuff, your wine education.