For as long as sparkling wines have existed, it has been the custom to bring them to the table in ice buckets or coolers to make sure they are served at the right temperature.
Ideal serving temperature: 8-10°C (47-50°F)
Experience shows that ideal serving temperature is 8-10 °C (47-50°F).
Below that temperature the wine is too cold making aromas harder to detect.
Above 10°C (50°F) the wines appear "heavier" and less bright.

Tips for chilling sparkling

The two preferred methods are:

  • Place the bottle in an ice bucket for half an hour.
  • Store the bottle on its side in the bottom of your refrigerator for four hours.
Experience has shown that the ideal temperature to serve Sparkling is 8-10°C (47-50°F). Any colder and the Sparkling will numb the taste buds.

Under no circumstances chill a bottle of Sparkling in the freezer; and never serve it in pre- chilled glasses (or you will lose some of the sparkle).