White wine should be stored in a wine cooler at 55°F (MasterClass). This is known as the wine storage temperature.
Serving Temperature for White Wine
However, the serving temperature of white wine varies depending on the type of wine, as shown in the image:
Light white wines should be served at temperatures ranging from 44 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit (7 to 10 degrees Celsius).
Full-bodied white wines should be served at temperatures ranging from 50 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit (10 to 13 degrees Celsius).
Sparkling wines should be served at temperatures ranging from 42 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit (6 to 10 degrees Celsius).
We’ve included a ‘white wine boldness chart’ from Wine Folly that shows all of the light-bodied, medium-bodied, and full-bodied white wines for those who aren’t sure how light or heavy a wine is.
In addition, for those who are interested, we also have a guide on what temperature red wine should be stored at, which you can read here.
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