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Drinking temperature of Swiss white wine

I have just purchased from Fust in Vevey a wine cooling cabinet (like a small fridge) to cool up to 10 or so bottles of wine or even a bottle or two of champagne. It cost 300CHF, not cheap.

On maximum setting the cooler is only reaching an average temperature of 12C. Is it not working properly or is this the temperature the Swiss drink their chilled white wines and champagne?
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Old 24.07.2008, 18:32
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Re: Drinking temperature of Swiss white wine

Certainly it should cool below that. What says the manual?
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Re: Drinking temperature of Swiss white wine

These wine cabinets are really made for "cellaring" wine rather than for to have it at the right temperature for drinking. So, put the white wine in the fridge before serving it. Addtionally, you'll want to put the red wine out for a little bit to warm up before drinking it.
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7.46degC +-0.5degC

One of my pet hates is shops with cooler cabinets that are often not even switched on, let alone preserving the beverage at the correct temperature...

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I have just purchased from Fust in Vevey a wine cooling cabinet (like a small fridge) to cool up to 10 or so bottles of wine or even a bottle or two of champagne. It cost 300CHF, not cheap.

On maximum setting the cooler is only reaching an average temperature of 12C. Is it not working properly or is this the temperature the Swiss drink their chilled white wines and champagne?
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Re: Drinking temperature of Swiss white wine

Thay have to be drank cold, we always put our white wine in the fridge.
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Thay have to be drank cold, we always put our white wine in the fridge.
Ah, but not all white wine should be drunk very cold. I've had some Chardonnays that were featureless when cold, but when they warmed up they were absolutely wonderful.
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Ah, but not all white wine should be drunk very cold. I've had some Chardonnays that were featureless when cold, but when they warmed up they were absolutely wonderful.

Thanks did not know that as we hardly drink white wine, only when we have friends over who i know drink white wine we buy a bottle, normally we drink red wine
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Re: Drinking temperature of Swiss white wine

my wine cellar runs at 16.7 degrees "C".

You will want to put it in the fridge to "enjoy" it.

Personally, I use white wine for cooking and nothing else. Well, the royal "I"
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Ah, but not all white wine should be drunk very cold. I've had some Chardonnays that were featureless when cold, but when thleey warmed up they were absolutely wonderful.
The same goes for Reds. Not all reds need to be warm, some can be enjoyed cooled.
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Re: Drinking temperature of Swiss white wine

On average, most people drink whites too cold and reds too warm. However, what is most important is the temperature that you and your drinking companions enjoy.
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The same goes for Reds. Not all reds need to be warm, some can be enjoyed cooled.
Indeed, some of the Swiss Pinot Noirs are suited to a little bit of chill.

Remember, "room temperature" was the room temperature of a chilly old castle.
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On average, most people drink whites too cold and reds too warm. However, what is most important is that you and your drinking companions get müllered.
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Re: Drinking temperature of Swiss white wine

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my wine cellar runs at 16.7 degrees "C".

You will want to put it in the fridge to "enjoy" it.

Personally, I use white wine for cooking and nothing else. Well, the royal "I"
You do not drink white wine - that's why you wine cellar is at 16.7 degrees C

If you store white wine, your cellar should be at around 14 degrees C. The recommended cellar temperature is 12-16 degrees C, with 60-70% humidity so nothing goes mouldy and the labels do not fall off. Constant temperature is important as well. I'm hoping for some nice Bordeaux in a few more years
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