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In France is white wine ever drunk at room temperature as it was before refridgeration?

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  • 1 month ago

    In France we put the white and rosé wine in the fridge right because they have to be drunk cold. Not like it was before refrigeration. Otherwise what is the point of putting it in a refrigerator?

    In fact white and rosé wine  are often put in an ice bucket ( especially in the Summer and in the restaurants here) like Champagne, which is also a white wine.

  • White wine is always served chilled.  The lighter the wine, the cooler it's served.   It is chilled with ice in an ice bucket.  Before refrigeration, ice was cut from rivers during cold weather and stored in underground ice caves.  That tended to make ice, and consequently presenting white wine, rather expensive so red wine was more popular.

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