Question: What is the correct temperature at which you should serve your Champagne?
Answer: Difficult to answer this question definitively because it really comes down to individual personal choice. The Comite Champagne (or Champagne Bureau) recommends service at 47-50F (just under 10C) which is a good guideline but seems a little cool. Your scribe usually tries for a range around 50-54F (10-12C) for vintage Champagne and prestige cuvees. However, remember that the bubbles start to warm up rather quickly right after pouring the Champagne into your glass. IMHO the higher the quality and the more expensive the bottle the less chilling is required, This rule of thumb should apply as well to all Sparkling wines but some with higher acidity or residual sugar benefit by being well chilled. Experiment by monitoring service at different temperatures to find the best window that you personally prefer. Enjoy!
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