Entertaining with Kendall-Jackson

You don't have to be in wine country to experience the best of wine. Whether it's your first glass, or favorite indulgence, we are ready to share our winemaking and tasting knowledge so you can enjoy Kendall-Jackson, wherever you are.

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Wine 101

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Entertaining 101

All you need to know to store, serve, and pair your Kendall-Jackson wines.

Wine Serving Temperatures

To chill or not to chill? The ideal temperature to serve your wines.

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White Wine

White wines need about an hour in the refrigerator to achieve the ideal temperature. If the wine is too cold, it will mask the aromas and flavors making it seem simple. If the wine is too warm, it will lack acidity and structure.

Serve at 45-51º
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Red Wine

Remember that "room temperature" referred to drafty stone castles, not modern insulated homes. We recommend putting red wines in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes before serving to achieve the perfect "cellar temperature". When red wines are served too warm, they become overly alcoholic and flabby. If reds are served too cold, their aromas and flavors will be muted.

Serve at 50-65º
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Although rosé wines are made from red grapes, the ideal serving temperature mimics that of white wines. We recommend chilling your rosé in the refrigerator for up to an hour before serving to maximize the flavor and the refreshment.

Serve at 50-65º

Common Wine Serving Questions:


Elevate your wine tasting experience by choosing the right glassware.

All of Your Glassware Questions Answered

There are four main parts of a wine glass:

  1. the rim – generally the opening of the glass is not wider than the widest part of the bowl
  2. the bowl – the most important part of the wine glass is the bowl, also known as the cup
  3. the stem – gives the glass its height and provides something to hold while drinking to help regulate the temperature of the bowl
  4. the foot – also known as the base or footer, the foot gives the stemware its stability

A stemless wine glass only has three parts as it does not have a stem.

Believe it or not, there is science behind choosing the right wine glass. Serving your wine in the proper glass will provide an optimal tasting experience as it will enhance the aromas and overall taste. Explore our glassware chart to determine which glass to choose.

Don't worry, if you find yourself without the proper glassware, you can still enjoy your wine. Most importantly, you want to choose a vessel that won't impart any taste and will also help to regulate the serving temperature. Try a ceramic coffee mug or a stainless steel water bottle– both are great options. And of course, you can always use a classic red solo cup. Just be sure to pour a little splash at a time to control your serving portions. Likewise, there are a ton of glass-alternatives. If you are reaching for plastic, be sure to chose a brand that is eco-conscious, BPA-free, and made from recyclable materials like GoVino or Tossware.

Both are totally acceptable. It really just comes down to a matter of preference. For more traditional or formal settings, we like to opt for a traditional stemmed glass. But for more casual settings or if you're drinking in a more "lively" environment, choosing a stemless glass with a lower center of gravity can help reduce spills.

Wine Pairings

Nothing tastes better than enjoying a bottle of wine over dinner. Explore our favorite wine and food pairings so you can savor every bite and sip.

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