Depending on how chilled or warm a drink is, its taste can vary. Temperature can affect flavours and aromatics, and this infographic lays out the ideal serving temperatures for beer, tea, wine, coffee, and more.
We've covered wine before, and this goes into a little more detail. The graphic is based on a handful of articles and expert info, cited at the bottom of the image. Fruity red wines, it points out, should be served at 10°-15°C, which is recommended over at Wine Spectator:
- Full-bodied white wines and light, fruity reds: Serve at 50° to 60° F to pick up more of the complexity and aromatics of a rich Chardonnay or to make a fruity Beaujolais more refreshing.
- Full-bodied red wines and Ports: Serve at 60° to 65° F — cooler than most room temperatures and warmer than ideal cellaring temperatures — to make the tannins in powerful Cabernet or Syrah feel more supple and de-emphasise bitter components
Also, it uses Celsius, so if you use Fahrenheit, keep this in mind for reference: 0° C = 32° F and 50° C = 122° F. Check it out for yourself below.
The perfect temperatures for beer, wine and beverages [GB Energy Supply]