Now that spring is in the air, it’s time to start thinking about refreshing drinks that will help us enjoy the hot weather. This is the time of year when even the most serious red wine drinkers occasionally opt for white wine to stave off the added heat that red wine brings to a hot spring or summer day. So the big questions are: What is the ideal temperature for red wine in hot weather? Can you chill a red wine to make it more ideal? [Read more…]
To chill or not to chill red wine. That is the big question.
One of my favorite wines is WineShop At Home Dolcetto. This red wine is originally from the Piedmont region of Italy. It’s a very fruity wine that is typically served slightly chilled.
Last night, at the wine tasting I led, I poured each person two sips of Dolcetto, one at room temperature and the other chilled. Every person at the tasting preferred the chilled Dolcetto.
Why does chilling make such a difference? [Read more…]