Wine varietals and styles

A guide to chilled reds

By Thomas Carr

21 Oct, 2021

The ultimate criteria for summer reds might just be their ability to be chilled. If you're yet to enjoy cool red wines, two experts make a case for it and name the styles that are best at a lower temperature.

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We’re sticklers for tradition, particularly when it comes to wine and the way we serve it. Our sparklings and whites need to be cold from the fridge, and our reds should be at room temperature, give or take a few degrees. But should we rethink the way we drink our wine? Sommelier Penny Vine from Melbourne institution Cutler & Co. certainly thinks so.