Enjoy a Bottle of Wine at the Perfect Temperature

Last week I shared with you my simple wine tasting methods. I hope you have already tried that. This week I would like to tell you about a little wine accessory that I use to keep my wine at a decent drinking temperature. I use a wine chiller stick. Just let me tell you why.

You know that red and white wine have different drinking temperature. If you want to go in further detail you can find that every wine type has its own desired drinking temperature.

Here is what I do when I just want to have a few glasses of wine with my girlfriend after a tough day at work.

Keep My Red Wine From Getting Too Warm

Bottles of Red Wine Kept in the Cellar Where Is Cool Enough
Bottles of Red Wine Kept in the Cellar Where Is Cool Enough

I usually store a few bottles of red wine in my cellar where the temperature is about 55°F. I take the bottle inside and open it. I leave it for some time to breath a bit. Then I pour both of us a glass. I like it to be quite warm at home. But my red wine prefers cooler temperatures. To prevent going back and forth to the cellar I use the wine chiller stick. Once well frozen it can keep that nice wine temperature for up to an hour. It is usually enough to finish the wine.

Preserve White Wine Well Chilled for Up to an Hour

Young Couple Drinking  a Bottle Of Red Wine With Wine Chiller Stick Over Lunch
Young Couple Drinking a Bottle Of Red Wine With Wine Chiller Stick Over Lunch

When my girlfriend prepares the dinner she usually picks white wine. White wine tastes way better when is chilled to about 40°F-50°F. That is why she puts the bottle in the fridge for an hour. After that she inserts the wine chiller stick and we can enjoy the wine rather than going back and forth to the fridge when my glass is empty.

 

Wine Chiller Stick with Built-in Aerator and Pourer by My Wine Passion
Wine Chiller Stick with Built-in Aerator and Pourer by My Wine Passion

My wine chiller stick has a built-in aerator and double layer pourer that make it an all-in-one solution for any wine type. The double-layer pourer helps me pour confidently without any drips, while my wine aerates evenly as I serve it.

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Pour Your Wine Without Drips and Spills

If you have ever thought that pouring wine is not that important you should think again. If you mind wine sediments and cork bits in you wine glass, like I do. If you mind the wine stains on you tablecloth after the last birthday party. Then you should read on and I will share with you how I prevent these wine (party) disasters.

Spilled Wine, Fascinating
Spilled Wine, Fascinating by Travis Nep Smith, on Flickr

The first part is fairly easy and simple – just clean the wine bottle from dust. If you keep your wine at the basement, or you got it from a wine cellar it would usually be a bit dusty. This is the easiest way to prevent undesired particles falling in your glass.

Dusty Wine Bottles

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When you get your corkscrew cut the foil 1/2 inch from the lip. This will make sure that wine will go straight into the glass and not on the table. Then simply open the bottle.

To help me pour the wine I have got a wine pourer. It is a small acrylic spout that is attached on the top of the bottle. The wine pours through and is directed easily. My pourer comes with a super thin edge that leaves no wine drips at all.

Pour
Pour by Jim Sher, on Flickr

After the bottle is cleaned and opened I just insert the wine pourer and get the wine glasses that match my wine. I have already shared with you a few tips on the topic last week. You can find more here.

You should get the bottle a few inches from the glass and pour the wine in the center of the glass. The bigger the distance the quicker your wine will aerate and release its wine bouquet. Fill the glass at about a third. There should be enough space for your fellow drinkers to swirl the vino without spilling it. I used to twist the wine bottle towards the end of the pour to prevent from drips. Now my double layer wine pourer prevents wine drips.

Last but not least when I am a few glasses deep into a bottle of wine, a drunk-proof pour spout that doesn’t leave drips of wine all over is an amazing feature.