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Class 1: Intro to Tasting: White Wine

chilling wine to the right temperature

Required Tools

To make serving wine easier, check these two items before you start:

1. You should have the right tools.
2. The wine should be properly chilled.

The tools you need to serve and chill wine:

  • Corkscrew, preferably waiter's corkscrew
  • Clean napkin or cloth to wipe the bottle
  • Stemware
  • Wine chiller

    Proper Serving Temperature

    Most foods taste best when they are served within certain temperature ranges. For example, cheese served cold right from the refrigerator can seem bland, its flavors muted. Once it warms up to room temperature, the same cheese is aromatic and full of flavor.

    Wine is no exception.

    To show its full range of aromas, flavors and tastes, white wine is best served cold, but not freezing, to the touch; 45...

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