The lighter the wine, the cooler it should be served.
Sparkling Wine: Below 40
Keep sparkling wine very cold. It tastes better, and won't spray all over the place when you open it.
- NV Parigot & Richard Crémant de Bourgogne Blanc Brut ($27) For five generations, Burgundy's Parigot family has been bottling this lovely, crisp brut.
- NV Avinyó Cava Brut Reserva ($17) This lively, creamy cava is made with grapes from Joan Esteve Nadal's 50-year-old vineyards in Spain's Penedès region.
White Wine: 45°-50°
White wines are more aromatic when served a few degrees above refrigerator temperature.