Protect your wines during the hot summer

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delhitemp1.jpgWith temperatures rising across India, it is imperative that you keep your wines appropriately cooled so that they taste their very best when you open them. Keeping them in a dark corner or just stashing them in your fridge amid your raitas and left-over chicken curry may not be good enough. A wine fridge maybe needed. Here are some temperature recommendations.


Full bodied red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon should be kept at 15-18°C. Medium bodied reds like Burgundy wines and those of the Sangiovese grape at 14-17°C and light bodied red wines at 10-12°C. The full bodied whites like Chardonnay at 12-16°C, the medium bodied whites like Chablis at 10-12°C and the light bodied whites like Sauvignon Blanc at 8-12°C. Champagne and sparkling wine should be kept even cooler at 6-10°C.

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