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Wine Serving Temperatures

Champagne

Simple Champagne
    Cava, Cremants, non-vintage champagne
    4-7°C (39-45°F)
Sweet Champagne
    Sweet champagne, Moscato d'Asti
    4-7°C (39-45°F)
Finest Champagne
    Vintage champagne, luxury cuvees
    6-8°C (43-46°F)

White Wines

Sweet White Wines
    Anjou blanc, German QbAs, Loupiac, Muscats
    6-8°C (43-46°F)

Crisp, Dry Wines
    Muscadet, Sancerre, Alsace, Italian
    6-8°C (43-46°F)

Complex Dry Wines
    Burgundy, Graves, Chardonnays, Rioja
    9-11°C (48-52°F)

Medium-Sweet Wines
    German Spatlese, Auslese, New World Rieslings
    10-12°C (50-54°F)

Finest Sweet Wines
    Classed Sauternes, Late-Harvest Wines
    11-13°C (52-55°F)

Finest Dry Wines
    Mature Burgundies, The best New Chardonnays
    10-12°C (50-54°F)

Rose Wines

Classical Wines
    Simpler Roses should be coldest
    6-8°C (43-46°F)

Red Wines

Young, Fresh Wines
    Young Loire, Beaujolais, Cotes du Rhine
    10-12°C (50-54°F)

New Vintages
    Bordeaux, New World Cabernet Sauvignon
    14-15°C (57-59°F)

Mature Vintages
    New World Pinot Noir Italian and Spanish
    16-17°C (61-63°F)

Mature Fine Wines
    New World Cabernets, Rhine Wines
    17-18°C (63-64°F)

Fortified Wines

Dry
    Fino Sherry and New World Port Wine
    9-11°C (48-52°F)

Medium Bodied
    Amontillado Sherry, Madeira Wine, White Port
    10-12°C (50-54°F)

Sweet
    Vintage Port, Tawny, Amontillado, Madeira Wine
    16-18°C (61-64°F)