In a recent study conducted by Taylors Wines, they found that 80% of Australians are drinking wine at room temperature. This actually has a negative impact on favourites such as shiraz, pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon. Drinking the wine at an average Australian room temperature of 22-24 degrees actually takes away some of the finesse and flavour. Back in the medieval French era, room temperature was actually 14-16 degrees.
To correctly enjoy wine, it’s important that you drink it at the right temperature. While most Australians don’t have access to high tech wine fridges, Taylors Wines have introduced a temperature sensor on the back of their Taylors Estate and Promised Land ranges of wine. Called the “Optimum Drinking Temperature Sensor”, it is a temperature sensor that usees thermo-chromatic ink technology that changes colour depending on the temperature of the wine. For white or sparkling wines, the sensor turns green, while for reds, the colour is fuschia.
This is fantastic technology which will allow wine drinkers to know when the wine they’re drinking is at its best temperature. For reds, it’s suggested you put it in the fridge 30 minutes prior to serving, while for whites, you should take it out of the fridge 30 minutes prior to opening.
The Taylors Estate range of wines are available for a recommended retail price of $20, and the Promised Range, $15. Both ranges are available at all good liquor retailers throughout Australia and online at www.taylorswines.com.au