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Chilled or Room Temp: The Art of Perfectly Serving Wine



The Upper West Side of Manhattan is renowned for its vibrant social scene and its appreciation for finer things in life, including wine. At Wine Affairs, we've committed ourselves to bringing only the best wines to this discerning market. Yet, what often gets overlooked in the wine experience is the temperature at which it is served.


Have you ever taken a sip of red wine and found it less than delightful, only to realize later that it was served too warm? Or perhaps you've had a white wine that tasted flat because it was overly chilled. Wine, unlike many other beverages, is intricately affected by the temperature at which it's served. A few degrees can either elevate its complexities or suppress its unique characteristics.


When it comes to red wines, many people assume that 'room temperature' is ideal. However, this concept originates from European cellars, which are cooler than typical American living spaces. For most red wines, a temperature range between 60-68°F allows the wine to breathe properly, letting the tannins relax and the full spectrum of flavors shine through.

White wines and rosés, on the other hand, benefit from a cooler serving temperature, usually between 49-55°F. This brings out the crispness and the fruity flavors, making each sip a refreshing experience.


We're not just supplying you with bottles of wine; we're setting the stage for an unforgettable experience. As a distributor with deep roots in the wine industry, we take all these factors into consideration when curating our collection. The advice we offer is geared to ensure that the wines you enjoy from our curated selection are experienced in the best way possible.


To learn more about the art of serving wine or to discover the perfect bottle for your next occasion, reach out to us at (914) 472-2671 or browse our online catalog at wineaffairsnyc.com. Thank you for your continued partnership. Here's to the joy and sophistication that a perfectly served bottle of wine can bring!

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