Is it weird that I like my red wines slightly chilled?

No, it is not weird. In social situations, such as hosting an event, you should serve the wine at the recommended temperatures only to meet the expectations of your guests. If you are just talking about yourself, you should drink it at whatever you find the most pleasurable.

Is it weird to like chilled red wine?

Chilled red wine feels like a new take on an old classic, and can totally change the experience of a familiar favorite wine. Pinot noir and gamay-based wines are some of the most commonly chilled, as well as wines from the Beaujolais region of France, where wines are typically juicy and fresh.

Is it weird to drink red wine cold?

Red wine is misunderstood. One of the most common misconceptions is that, unlike its white counterparts, reds are best served at room temperature. Not only is this not true for all (ahem, most) red wines, some varietals are actually better served with a slight chill.

Is it bad to chill red wine?

The answer is: yes. While it may be more common to chill light reds, full-bodied wines will also take well to a chill provided they aren’t too tannic. Cold temperatures heighten the structure of the entire wine, including the tannins, which will become more astringent and downright unpleasant.

What is the ideal temperature for red wine?

There is no optimal temperature for red wine, for example. Individual degrees won’t ruin your bottle, but generally the range of 45° F to 65° F provides the safest net for taste optimization.

What temperature should you drink red wine?

between 60 and 68 degrees

But room temperature is typically around 70 degrees, and the ideal serving temperature for red wine is anywhere between 60 and 68 degrees.

Do the French drink red wine cold?

Le vin n’est pas assez froid – the wine is not cold enough (white and rosé wine are often served chilled) Le vin est trop froid – the wine is too cold (reds on the contrary are often meant to be served at a room temperature)

Do Europeans drink red wine cold?

Most red wines are served too warm; the “room temperature” rule originated in Europe, where room temperature is between 60 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit. On the other hand, chilled white wine came from the European cellar, where temperatures hover around 55 degrees Fahrenheit.