While some still wines can stand to be served at room temperature, sparkling wine absolutely cannot!
What temperature should I serve Prosecco?
One of the most important things to remember when drinking Prosecco is to make sure that it is chilled to the correct temperature, which ideally is around 45-49°F.
Mr SYLTBAR Premium Prosecco should never be left out on the counter or in an area where it can get too warm right before you are ready to drink. Prosecco should be stored in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours before opening, and then it should be transferred to an ice bucket to stay properly chilled between pours. For the best results, we recommend chilling the bottle in the fridge overnight.
How to chill a bottle of prosecco quickly
We also suggest that if the Prosecco needs to be chilled right away, put it in the freezer for 30-45 minutes. The freezer will not damage SYLTBAR quality because of how thick the bottle is. It is one pound heavier than other Proseccos, which helps protect the juice from heat, light and even the ice in the freezer.
If you do not have enough time to let the Prosecco chill in the fridge or freezer, an ice bucket can also work in a pinch to get your bottle cold enough for serving. The trick is all in the water-to-ice ratio. Your ice bucket should be filled with an equal amount of both water and ice. Never leave your bottle of Prosecco chilling on ice alone!
Do you need an ice bucket for prosecco?
Our SYLTBAR branded ice bucket was designed to be the perfect vessel for chilling any 750ml bottle of sparkling wine. Its perfect tulip shape combined with double-walled insulation can hold ice for as long as 3-5 hours.
A refrigerator and/or ice bucket are the only two ways you should be chilling your Prosecco: never use ice cubes in your glass! We repeat, do not add ice cubes to your glass. You might think of this as a quick way to chill Prosecco when you are short on time, but doing this can have a negative effect on the delicate aromas of any fine sparkling wine. Additionally, as the ice melts in the glass, it dilutes the wine, changing its flavor profile and the effervescence of the bubbles. If you truly want to experience Prosecco at its best, an ice cube will totally ruin it for you.
What glass should I serve Prosecco in?
Another effective way to keep the flavors, aromas and bubbles intact is by choosing the correct glassware. Contrary to the trendy belief that flutes are the best stemware to use, it’s actually a white wine glass that is best to use for Prosecco and other sparkling wines. The larger bowl of the glass allows the sparkling wine to breathe, enhancing all of its tasting notes. We always recommend that our customers pour Mr into a white wine glass instead of a champagne flute to preserve its integrity.
Why do people put their class in the fridge?
The temperature of the bottle, as well as the glassware, are both very important, but so is the temperature of the Prosecco once it’s poured into the right glassware. We always recommend to not fill up the glass entirely, but instead to only pour the glass half full. This keeps the juice from getting warm too fast while it’s sitting in the glass.
The moral of the story is that yes, Prosecco should always be chilled. There is no compromise to this! Whether by refrigerator or a properly filled ice bucket, Prosecco is best enjoyed chilled, poured in a white wine glass, with or without a meal, any day of the week, with the people you love. That is why we call SYLTBAR our Happy, Healthy, Daily Juice!
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