What to get the wine lover in your life who has everything? Here’s a gadget (we all know how wine geeks love their toys!) Nuvo Vino is an infrared thermometer you use to check your wine’s serving temp. Super easy to use, you push the top button down and the other end opens up to reveal the thermometer. You don’t dunk this in the wine. Instead the infrared collects the surface temp.
In my homegrown experiment, I had a white wine I wanted to open. In the bottle the unchilled wine temp was 74 degrees Fareheght. A little too warm to drink in my opinion.
After chilling in ice for about 25 minutes, the wine poured into a glass was at 49.5 degrees. That’s in the optimal range of serving temps for this wine, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. After sitting in the glass for about 10 minutes, the wine was at 55.5 degrees. Double checked with an instant read thermometer dipped into the wine, it read 54.6 degrees. Close enough for me.
The Nuvo Vino comes with a serving temperature chart. Sells for around $40.