Serving Wine

Serving Wine

If we want to taste wine at its best, to enjoy all its aromas and flavours and to admire its texture and colours, we need to show it a little bit of respect. This means opening it carefully, serving it at the right temperature, and using wine glasses designed for the purpose.

In this section, you'll find some tips and information on how to do just that, as well as offering advice on decanting and pouring wine.

Choosing a Corkscrew
Deciding which corkscrew to use: Screwpull, Waiter's Friend, Butterfly, or the two-pronged Ah-So ...
Opening Wine
Tips on how to open & pour wine and champagne ...
Decanting
How to decant wine to aerate a young wine or remove sediment from an old wine ...
Letting Wine Breathe
Allowing a wine to breathe can open and balance its flavours ...
Wine Serving Temperatures
The ideal temperatures for serving red, white, sparkling, fortified and dessert wines...
Pouring Wine
The correct way to pour wine ...
Wine Glasses
Tips on choosing the right glassware to complement your wine ...