Hi, I know cold red wine is a "thing" but I was wondering if anyone has an idea for what types of wine (preferably Italian) that take well to a bit of chill. Also, does food52 have a wine expert??
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Anyway, just thought of something else - which again isn't Italian, so may be irrelevant - but when I think of red wine + cold + summer my mind goes to Sangria. Then again, once upon a time Spain controlled Italy, so...
FWIW, please don't serve your reds too warm, though. American "room temperature" tends to be too much for red wine.
An interesting rule of thumb: Take your white wine OUT of the fridge 20 minutes before you want to serve it, and put your red wine IN the fridge for 20 minutes before you want to serve it.