Originally Posted by ChefJune
but what do you consider "room temp?" Ice cubes water down the wine.
Room temp is getting it from the store, bringing it home and poping the cork. lol I let a good bottle breathe a bit. I'm not into the whole perfect climatic conditions thing. Some people pop them in the fridge for a few minutes. For hearty dishes like classic lassagna or steak and potatoes I prefer room temp.
Yeah, I know a cube waters it down a bit, but a red goes down better in hotter weather that way. To each his own. I definately wouldn't put a cube in a good bottle though.