OK. This one has us stumped.
Apparently we should be taking white wine out of the fridge and keeping red wine in there instead.
A study by Taylors, a local wine producer, found that 80 per cent of Australians are drinking red wine at room temperature.
And that, according to Taylors, is what is ruining your merlot.
“The warm Australian climate is not so great for storing and drinking wine,” Taylors’ managing director Mitchell Taylor said.
“It’s an issue that most wine lovers don’t know is having a massive impact on their enjoyment and appreciation of wine.”
A full-bodied red can lose its flavour if it is too warm, and with the temperature of the average Aussie home ranging between 22C and 24C, it happens all too often.
The sav blanc fanatics need to listen up too; drinking white wine straight from the fridge is also a massive no-no.
White wine that’s too cold can dull flavours, increase acidity and mask aromas.
So the new rule? Put reds in, and take whites out, of the fridge 30 minutes before serving.