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To chill or not to chill...

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Got the wine picked out, purchased and now it’s sitting on the kitchen counter. You’re wondering when you can pour a glass.

First, you should know the hubbub over wine temperature is related to aroma. As wine warms, the aroma is released. 

With that in mind, here’s a basic rule of thumb: Refrigerate white white an 60 to 90 imnutes before service. Pull and uncork it from the fridge 20 minutes before service. With red wine, refrigerate it 20 minutes before service to bring the temperature down, then pull it before service and allow it to warm, which will release the much-cherished aroma. 

There’s tons of differing opinions, but this should get you started. 

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