How lovely! On a warm summer day your friends are coming over to your house – unexpected. While trying to be a good host you realize there’s no white wine waiting in the fridge.. don’t worry, we got it covered!
The wine chilling hacks:
First of all, putting ice cubes in your wine isn’t an option. Melting ice will dilute the wine. Even a single cube of ice could chill the wine enough to diminish its good fruit flavor.
And how about sticking the bottle in the freezer? The most important thing is not to forget about it. The freezer will chill the entire bottle of wine in a half hour. But when the wine is forgotten in the freezer: it will freeze solid and potentially explode! So if you DO want to use this method, set a timer on your watch (or phone) so you don’t leave the bottle in there.
Yet the best methods are the following ones:
- Simple and easy: just wrap a bottle of wine in a wet paper towel and place it in the freezer. Within 10 minutes you will have a delicious cold white wine.
- Never forget: always keep a stash of grapes in the freezer and you’ll never have to worry about warm wine again. Drop a few frozen grapes into your glass of wine and within three minutes you will have well-chilled wine that is not diluted.
- Another surprising tip: place a bottle of wine in a tub of water mixed with ice and salt (two tablespoons) and twirl the bottle often. The temperature will drop more quickly because salt water has a lower freezing point than water.
Surely there are more ways to get your wine chilled without using ice cubes or your freezer but these are the BEST hacks in our opinion.
Do you know better or more chilling methods? We would love to hear them in a comment below!