What’s the Best Temperature For Storing White Wine

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Written By Charlie Henney

Charlie's been a wine enthusiast for 20+ years. He has a vast amount of experience and expertise in wine refrigerators.

 

 

 

 

What temperature should white wine be stored at?

Wine Cooler temperature guide for different types of wine

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:

white wine serving temperatures

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.

White Wine Type Chart

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.

What’s the Best Temperature For Storing Red Wine

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