To get the most flavor from your favorite Briar Rose Winery wine, it is important to know at what temperature it should be served. A white wine served too warm will convey mainly an alcohol taste, while if it is too cold the flavor can fall flat. The same is true for red wines. Many people serve their white wines too cold and their red wines too warm. A simple rule of thumb from former Christie’s wine auctioneer Ursula Hermacinski is, “Twenty minutes before dinner, you take the white wine out of the fridge, and put the red wine in.”
Our Ultra Premium Estate red wines prefer a cooler temperature of about 65 degrees to enjoy the greatest depth of flavors.
The reds and whites in our Premium Collection follow Hermacinski’s adage with the whites performing best at cooler temperatures and reds at a warmer temperature. Our Brut Champagne and sparkling Talking Frog wine lager prefer an even cooler treatment and it is suggested they are placed in a refrigerator at least an hour and half before serving or in an ice bucket for at least 20 minutes before uncorking. While dessert wines like our Sweet Dorian Port tastes best at cellar temperature or warmer.
Hold your wine glass by the stem not the bowl. Heat from your hand can warm your wine and change the flavor.
If you have any questions, it is always best to ask one of your knowledgeable servers while enjoying a tasting at our Briar Rose Winery tasting room. We love to discuss our wines and how to enjoy them. We can also suggest delicious pairings for any occasion! Make a reservation today for your next visit to our Temecula Valley Wine Country location.