Wine: Taking the heat out of the tasting experience

Too cold, white wine can lose its flavour; too warm, red wine becomes overly rich. So how do we get the temperature right?

9th May, 2021
Wine: Taking the heat out of the tasting experience
While few of us are lucky enough to have a temperature-controlled wine fridge at home, a wine thermometer is a cheap and simple alternative

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She was an industrious woman, constantly on the move. Yet the house’s heat levels would reach near-volcanic ferocity when you added in an open...

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