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Wine’s varietal designation expresses a specific grape variety used in creating wine, and each particular grape possesses distinct qualities to give wine its character. While there are many varietal wines, some of the most common are Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel. The skybar® Wine System includes these and other popular varietals in its menu of chilling options.

Wine Serving Temperatures

To properly highlight a wine varietal's unique bouquet, character and flavor profile, it is essential to serve each wine type at its ideal serving temperature.

White Wines: Serve between 45°F and 50°F, depending on the varietal.
  • When white wines are served too cold, their flavors and aromas are masked, making the wine seem 'simple.' (Note: At 35°F, your refrigerator is too cold to use as the chiller for white wines.)
  • When white wines are served too warm, they lose their structure and become flat.
Red Wines: Serve between 50°F and 65°F, depending on the varietal.
  • Serving red wines too cold will mute their aromas and flavors, making them taste excessively tannic and acidic.
  • When served too warm, red wines will taste overly alcoholic, flat and lifeless.
Cellar Temperatures: The proper storage temperature for all wines, white and red, is 55°F. For more on wine storage, visit Proper Wine Storage.

WINE SYSTEM: Want to chill that bottle to the perfect varietal temperature? The skybar® Wine System takes the guesswork out of wine serving, offering 9 different varietal-specific temperature settings, ensuring that each wine is served at its ideal temperature.

Sauvignon Blanc 45°F/7°C
Pinot Grigio 45°F/7°C
Chardonnay 50°F/10°C
White Zinfandel 50°F/10°C
Pinot Noir 50°F/10°C to 55°F/13°C
Merlot 55°F/13°C to 60°F/15°C
Red Zinfandel 65°F/18°C
Shiraz 65°F/18°C 
Cabernet Sauvignon 65°F/18°C 

WINE COOL COVER: Need to keep your Champagne chilled? Hosting a party? Dining al fresco? The skybar® Wine Cool Cover extends the time your pre-chilled bottle will remain at the proper serving temperature, so you can enjoy your favorite wine or Champagne at your leisure.

WINE CHILL DROPS: Want to enjoy that Chardonnay right away? Forgot to chill the Pinot Grigio she loves? Cool a single glass of wine up to 20 times faster than the refrigerator.

WINE TRAVELER: Looking for the perfect package to complete your wine gift? Taking a bottle to your favorite restaurant? The skybar® Wine Traveler keeps pre-chilled wine cool for hours, so your wine gift is ready to open and enjoy when you give it.