I am told red wines should be served at room temperature and whites served chilled. What about rosé wines?
Those rules are only guidelines. ‘Room temperature’ can be a very misleading term. Some South African rooms get pretty hot in summer, and nobody wants to drink warm wine. According to Schott’s Food and Drink Miscellany, red wine should be served at between 15 and 18ºC, and white between 9 and 12ºC. He recommends a temperature of between 8 and 10ºC for rosé. These, however, assume the wine will stay at a constant temperature in your glass. It won’t. By the time you take the third sip the temperature will have risen a couple of degrees anyway.The best rule we have heard so far is to take white or rosé wines out of the fridge 20 minutes before serving them, and to put red wines into the fridge for 20 minutes before serving them.But let’s not be too pedantic. Just pour and enjoy.