For wine, like many other products, a high price often indicates that you’re purchasing a high-quality product. Purchasing a high-priced wine shows others that you can afford “the very best” or that you have “good taste.”
However, for sheer enjoyment, an expensive wine is seldom the best choice. For one thing, the highest quality isn’t itself the best criterion for choosing a wine. Not all situations call for a very high-quality wine, and besides, your personal taste might not align with what some wine critics think of as high quality or an enjoyable drop.
Vinomofo co-founder, Justin Dry says that once you start to pay upwards of 15 dollars for a bottle of wine, it’s not necessarily about the quality of the wine rather than the sale and demand, and on average, 15 dollars and above should get you a cracking bottle of vino.
So what about temperature when it comes to serving a good glass of red wine? Justin tells us when it comes to serving red wine at “room temperature” this may not be the best advice as on average, our homes are set to about 21 or 22 degrees Celsius which is too warm for some wines leaving them with an overpowering flavour.
Justin adds that 16-18 degrees Celsius is perfect temperature to achieve the best taste and if the bottle is too warm, store it in the fridge for about 20 minutes to chill slightly before enjoying the perfect drop of red.