Drinking red wine at room temperature? You’re doing it all wrong

A study by an Australian wine producer found that eight out of 10 Australians are drinking red wine at room temperature – which is often too high to get the best out of the wine.

Temperatures in Australian homes, especially in summer, range between 22C and 24C, too warm to appreciate a good shiraz, pinot noir or cabernet sauvignon.

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The winemaker, Taylors, says experts maintain drinking red wine at higher temperatures robs it of its finesse and flavour.

Taylors managing director, Mitchell Taylor, says temperature is vital to ensure wine is enjoyed at its best.

“The warm Australian climate is not so great for storing and drinking wine,” he said.

“It’s an issue that most wine lovers don’t know is having a massive impact on their enjoyment and appreciation of wine.”

And if the news on reds wasn’t bad enough, it turns out we have the opposite problem with whites, which most people are drinking too cold.

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