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Wine and Temperature

 
 
Swimpy
 
Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2007 07:32 pm
I'm planning a family gathering this sumner and I want to serve wine. White wine is not a problem because I can keep it cold, but red wine should just be cool. The day may be very hot and the gathering is at a city park. I would like to keep it cool but not cold. Suggestions?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2007 07:47 pm
A bucket of ice with water...

take each new bottle out before pouring; a glass will warm up soon enough.

(just my totally non pro opinion)
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2007 08:07 pm
put it in a cooler with a SMALL amount of dry ice.... 55% degrees is ideal for a red... dont serve anything really full bodied in a red if you're going to keep it at "room temperature" which is 55%.....
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2007 08:23 pm
actually Bear is fullo'****, red wine should be at 57.8 F
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2007 09:04 pm
Do you think regular ice would work as well, bear? I was thinking more on the lines of what osso suggested. Maybe put all the bottles in a cooler with ice water just in the bottom.
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2007 09:23 pm
How about red wine in a cooler with water kept cool with a few cubes tossed in as necessary?
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2007 09:27 pm
I think I'm going to do an experiment to see how much ice is necessary. Not tonight, though.
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2007 09:33 pm
The water could unstick the labels, though.....
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2007 10:45 pm
Well, if they're $70. bottles of wine, I'd be checking wine sites....
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jun, 2007 10:16 am
littlek wrote:
The water could unstick the labels, though.....


Good point. Maybe I should just put them in a dry cooler with an ice pack. Bear's suggestion about the dry ice is probably the best. I just don't want to have dry ice around when there will be little kids around.

Osso, pffft. $70 bottles! Remember who you're talking to.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jun, 2007 10:17 am
dyslexia wrote:
actually Bear is fullo'****, red wine should be at 57.8 F


isn't that the temperature in your wine cabinet below the sink?
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jun, 2007 10:19 am
Bi-Polar Bear wrote:
dyslexia wrote:
actually Bear is fullo'****, red wine should be at 57.8 F


isn't that the temperature in your wine cabinet below the sink?
exactly
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jun, 2007 10:27 am
Laughing Laughing Laughing
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