24/07/2009

Red Wine Tastes better out of the fridge

Forget the old "room temperature" rule - some reds taste better out of the fridge, says Tim Atkin

The temperature of the wine in your glass can have a marked impact on the way it smells and tastes. If you don't believe me, try the same wine first at 15C and then at 22C. The fruit and the perfume will be more pronounced in the former, while in the latter, the alcohol will leap out of the glass and the flavours will seem jammy and indistinct.