How to Keep Your Wine Chilled Wherever and Whenever

Insulated Classic 25 oz with pour through cap in black, marigold, and porcelain in an outdoor setting with a fruit and cheese board.

Whether you’re off to the park for a leisurely picnic with a special someone, enjoying a beautiful day outside with a group of friends, or adventuring through the great outdoors far from civilization, there’s nothing quite like uncorking your favorite wine and enjoying a relaxing glass to complement the experience.

But toting along a premium vintage for your voyage, however, is not without its concerns. Depending on your varietal, your favorite wine might be best enjoyed served at room temperature. Others shine brightest when chilled. Very hot days can turn a pleasantly warm glass of red into a much less enjoyable experience very quickly, and you can forget about bringing along something more delicate, like a sparkling wine or most whites. And even if you are a conscientious, mindful recycler, glass bottles are not always welcome at all outdoor areas like parks or public trails (not to mention that they don’t usually play nice jostling around with the kind of heavy-duty gear that usually goes hand in hand with many outdoor excursions). Plus, uncorking a bottle is always much easier than re-corking one, meaning that saving some for later, if you so desire, isn’t always possible.

Unless, of course, you have a high-quality, insulated wine tumbler. Then it’s an entirely different ballgame.

All three of these pitfalls are very real if you want to enjoy your wine wherever and whenever you want, but they’re also avoidable. With the premium insulating power of our new Insulated Classic 25 oz with Pour Through Cap, you can keep your beverages at the perfect temperature for hours–whether that’s room temperature, or ice-cold. Wherever or whenever you want, your wine will always be ready for drinking! So you can take it with you to the beach, on a picnic, or to a friend’s house, all without worrying whether the temperature in the bottle will fluctuate and ruin the intended drinking experience you had in mind when you bought it. You can also skip the hassle of uncorking a glass bottle–just pour straight from the handy Pour Through cap, reseal your lid, and keep your wine at the temp it should be until you’re ready for more.

What temperature should you drink your wine at? Of course, that depends on which kind you’re serving. But the answers may surprise you–especially if you’re used to sipping on very warm reds. No matter what kind of wine you prefer, you’ll find that a convenient, insulated, easy-pouring solution to take it with you is a game-changer. Nobody wants to spend the time and money to find a perfect bottle for an event, only to resort to simply swigging down a glass of wine that’s borderline hot once it’s time to drink it. Likewise, it’s a pain having to fuss with the headaches of putting together an ice bucket or a cooler any time you want to enjoy your wine in a warm locale. The reality, of course, is that wine is temperamental–how good it is quite often depends on its temperature. An insulated bottle gives you control over that factor. Now, it’s up to you to choose the right temperature!

Insulated Classic 25 oz with Pour Through Cap in black pouring white wine
close up of the pour through cap on a insulated 25 oz classic klean kanteen
Insulated Classic 25 oz with Pour Through Cap in porcelain pouring red wine
Insulated Classic 25 oz with Pour Through Cap in black on a blue blanket at a picnic

What is the Best Temperature to Drink Red Wine?

If you thought the answer to this question was simply “room temperature”–as even some very experienced wine connoisseurs might believe–you’re partially correct. If, that is, your room is between 60 and 68 degrees! Professional sommeliers and wine experts truly don’t want you resorting to “room temp” if you live in a warmer climate. If you’re bringing a bottle with you outside in hotter weather, or even if you just live in a generally warmer area, “room temperature” is very likely to exceed 68 degrees (potentially by quite a lot!). Bon Appetit points out some of the major flaws of the oft-misunderstood concept of “room temperature” for red wine–namely that it changes the flavor and drinkability of the wine, transforming it into a much sweeter, spicier version of itself that might not be ideal for every occasion or pairing. “When red wine is right below room temperature, you’ll be exposed to the best possible version of the fruits and aromatics that wine presents. … Red wine with a slight chill on it is just more fun to drink. It’s more refreshing and drinkable.” If all of that sounds perfect alongside lunch or a charcuterie board on a warm day, then you’ll definitely want to pair your bottle of red with a Klean Kanteen insulated wine tumbler and lid.

How to Bring Your Red With You: For the perfect red wine temperature, keep your reds in the fridge, and an hour before you leave, pull it out. As long as your room temperature isn’t absurdly warm, your wine should still be just chilled enough to be in that ideal temperature range–pour the bottle into your Klean Kanteen Insulated Classic 25 oz with Pour Through Cap, and you’re ready to go. Your bottle will hold that perfect temp until you’ve unfolded the picnic blanket and you’re ready to have a glass.

Insulated Classic 25 oz with Pour Through Cap in black, porcelain, and marigold in a barrel of wine being made

What is the Best Temperature to Drink White Wine?

Most wine-lovers know that white wines ought to be served chilled pretty well below room temperature. But there are variations within that “chilled” range, depending on the wine you want to bring. Do you favor a light-bodied white, or did you plan on bringing along a sparkling wine? If that’s your preference, then Wine Folly suggests serving your wine between 38 and 45 degrees–that’s pretty much ice-cold, or the temperature you’d also enjoy a soft drink or a beer. But a full-bodied white, or a white on the more aromatic side, should actually sit out for just a bit before serving. It should still be cold, in the 45-to-55-degree range, but too cold of a temperature will rob the wine of flavor (and long-term storage in the fridge will permanently have this effect, too!). Our tongues actually don’t detect subtleties in flavor as well when liquids are too cold, so you don’t really want to drink any white wine directly out of the fridge–meaning you don’t want to go straight from the fridge to your wine tumbler, either, if you want to lock in and maintain an ideal serving temperature.

How to Bring Your White With You: A good general rule to remember is that wine will get 4 degrees warmer every 10 minutes when left out, until it reaches room temperature. So, if you pull from your 36-degree fridge into your 76-degree kitchen, that means you know it will be ready to pour into your tumbler after 10-30 minutes, no longer, depending on the type of wine you’re bringing. You can always invest in a wine thermometer, if you want to get really precise. However, with this method you can get the perfect white wine temperature and maintain the quick-and-easy spirit of wine on the go, with minimal hassle.

Insulated Classic 25 oz with Pour Through Cap in black, marigold, and porcelain with a bottles of red and white wines

What is the Best Temperature to Drink Rosé?

Perhaps not surprisingly, the color that looks like it’s a mix between a red and a white is essentially best served at a temperature in the middle of the drinking temperature spectrum. (Rosé is actually not a “mix” of wines from red or white grapes, contrary to some belief, but one that comes from black grapes.) Vine Pair recommends right between 50 and 60 degrees, with 55 being ideal for most rosés. Rosé really shines when the weather heats up–as Alan Richman of GQ once wrote, it’s “the only wine that tastes best when it’s 75 degrees or hotter. It’s a wine for drinking outdoors, on a sizzling hot day.” This wine is a slam dunk for almost any food pairing, making it incredibly versatile, but it’s also just a natural, familiar-feeling favorite in picnic baskets. So, if you’re headed for the beach or planning on spending an afternoon lunch break in the sun, a chilled rosé just might be the way to go.

How to Bring Your Rosé With You: Yep, you want it pretty cold–not as cold as you would want your sparkling wines, of course, but anywhere between 50 and 55 degrees will be refreshing once it flows through the Pour Through cap. Yank the bottle from the fridge, let it sit 30-40 minutes at room temp, and fill up your Kanteen for your day in the sun.

Insulated Classic 25 oz with Pour Through Cap in marigold pouring rose wine into a glass

Like any other beverage, wine is at its best when served at the right temperature. But it’s even better when you no longer have to worry about the typical hassles of outdoor wine drinking–like bottle openers, glass bottle restrictions, or ice chests–if you want to enjoy a glass away from home. A high-quality Insulated Classic 25 oz with Pour Through Cap makes it a breeze to bring your favorite wine with you wherever you want, whenever you want.