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As the weather warms 1 in 3 British drinkers don’t know you can chill red wine

As the weather warms 1 in 3 British drinkers don’t know you can chill red wine.

In the survey commissioned by Cono Sur, 36% of British drinkers thought that chilling a red wine was completely the wrong thing to do.

The ideal temperature for red is often considered around 18°C but when the temperature gets higher all wines can be lightly chilled. However some wines can be chilled even lower, to 12-15°C. Often these wines are lighter in tannins, which become quite harsh as the temperature drops.

The best red wines to chill include many Pinot Noirs, cheaper Beaujolais, Valpolicella and Tawny Ports. Many of the cheaper red wines found in supermarkets often lack tannins to make them more appealing to as many people as possible, so if you like tannins in wine you can try chilling these too.