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Serving Wine Tips Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Barbara Peatie
Added: Wednesday, November 7, 2007

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
•A standard wine bottle holds 5, 5 oz. glasses. This is good to know if you are shopping for a party.
•Guest will drink two glasses the first hour and one glass per hour after that. If you remember the rule above that each 750 ml bottle holds 5 glasses, you can do the math to determine how much wine you will need. (If your guests drink more than that, find a heavy-duty padlock for the wine cellar door)
•Never pour a glass more than half full (unless it’s Champagne).
•Invest in a good corkscrew. Find one that helps you remove the cork without testing your strength. Save the pull ups for the gym.
•When you insert the corkscrew, try not to let the screw go past the bottom of the cork. You will have fewer “bobbers” (cork bits) in your wine.

Directions:
Directions:
•White wine isn’t beer. Champagne should be a few degrees warmer than the refrigerator. Most white wine should be served at 50 F. or a touch warmer. Chardonnay tastes best at 55 F. If you store white wine in the refrigerator, take it out 15-20 minutes before serving.
•Red wine should be served at about 60-65 F. That range is just cooler than room temperature. Lighter wines like Beaujolais and Pinot Noir should be closer to 60 F. Heavier wines like Cabernet, Merlot and Shiraz should be closer to 65 F. Allow 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator to cool room temperature red wine to serving temperature.
•Decant red wines that come in bottles with shoulders. Wines that come in sloped sides generally do not need decanting. Cabernet, Zinfandel, Brunello, Barolo, Syrah and Merlot will probably need decanting. Chianti, Pinot Noir, Beaujolais and white wines will not.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Courtsey of Doug Badenoch, The Wine Gallery, 102 South 19th Ave. #4, Bozeman, Montana 59718

 

 

 

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