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How to avoid drinking warm red wines this summer

No, we’re not going to tell you “stick to white” and certainly not “go for rosé”. But we all hope for a warm and nice summer. And the warmer it is, the more important it is to ensure that the wines are served well chilled. Wines are sometimes mistreated in the summer. Having a red wine at 30 degree Celsius is no fun.

If you are at home, then it is quick to chill a wine in the freezer and even faster in a bucket with ice cubes and water. A glass of wine can be cooled down by putting an ice cube in the glass (pick up before it melts too much).

Just remember, though, that it takes a long time to cool a bottle of wine in a refrigerator. It takes around three hours to bring down the temperature from 22 C to 6 C.

Read more about chilling and warming up wines (chambré) here: Serve your wine at the right temperature.

Demi-johns with rivesaltes wine maturing outside in the sunshine

Demi-johns with rivesaltes wine maturing outside in the sunshine, copyright BKWine Photography

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