Do you keep your Red Wine in the Fridge?
What do you do with your open bottle of red wine? Does this ever occur in your house?
If like me (and most other people I imagine) you keep it firmly out of the fridge, you are about to be surprised!
A leading wine expert has decided to break the news that goes against everything we thought we knew about red wine, by telling us it should be kept in the fridge.
Editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine, Jancis Robinson has revealed that, contrary to what people think, red wine should actually be chilled.
Speaking at the Hay Festival, Robinson said: 'Put any open bottle in the fridge. Even red wine.'
'Low temperatures slow down chemical reactions including oxidation, which is the enemy of an open bottle,' she claimed, meaning open bottles of wine kept in the fridge will last longer and keep their flavour.
Robinson also went on to claim we've been drinking WHITE WINE at the wrong temperature too!
'Once you get a full-bodied, oaked white, like a mature white burgundy, you really want it at the same temperature as a light-bodied red.'
I think I need a glass of wine to get my head round this!