Should red wines be served chilled? Put red wines in the fridge for 20 mins before serving – Really? Yes. Particularly during the summers months best to serve the reds slightly chilled at 12º- 13ºC, the wine will be much more refreshing and enjoyable on a warm day. We live in warm centrally heated houses during the colder winter months where thermostats are set at 21ºC, so serving at room temperature is not the best way to enjoy a decent red.
It doesn’t matter where the wine is from, it could be a Chianti from Italy, a Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa, an Argentine Malbec, a French Burgundy, an Aussie Shiraz or a Spanish wine such as a D.O. Rioja.