With wine, different styles require different temperature.
Serving wine too cold masks its aroma and flavor. Cold also brings out any bitterness in the wine. But, serving a wine too warm will make it seem flat and dull and overly alcoholic.
The Right Temperature to Serve Red Wine
To protect red wine against vaporization and loss of bouquet, it is served at a slightly cooler temperature than the average room, or around 65°F (18°C).
Because warmth reduces the astringent taste of tannin, to lower the sharp flavor of red wine high in tannin, serve it at a warmer temperature than an aged red wine low in tannin.
The Right Temperature to Serve Light-Colored Wines
Light-bodied wines are served chilled. In general, the sweeter the table wine, the colder it is served; this reduces the cloying taste. However, if chilled too long, light-colored wines lose their bouquet and taste.
How to Chill Wine in an Ice Bucket
chilling white wine, rose, and dessert wine in an ice bucket
chilling champagne and sparkling wine in an ice bucket
To chill champagne and sparkling wine in an ice bucket,