room temperature I like to always have a bottle of wine in the fridge for the "unwinding" glass. Many people believe that they should serve wine at room temperature but what they fail to understand is that the concept of room temperature was developed in France (I think) and basically is the temperature of a cold dark basement.
I'm not sure if that's the definitive guide on wine temperature but it seems accurate to me.
I absolutely HATE it when people pour hot wine. Room temperature here is somewhere around 80 F. At that point I am (not only disgusted, but) actually reduced to putting ice cubes in the wine.
But, as I was saying, I like to have a reliable wine on hand. Among my friends we call them "daily drinkers", much like ourselves.
I have a couple that are quite lovely, versatile, and cheap. Lately they are:
I really like this wine for summer It's a little apricotty in a dry way and somewhat grassy. Serve it nice and cold, people, nice and cold. It compliments wheat based snacks, chips, and cold pasta salad.