Warm Weather Tips

FOR A QUICK CHILL

HOW TO QUICKLY CHILL WINE

There's nothing better than a glass of white or rosé wine that’s been chilled to crisp perfection. But what is perfection? For white and rosé, it is 45-50 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature drops any lower, the wine’s flavors will begin to dull. Luckily, you can get your wine to the right temperature quickly, following either of these simple methods.

THE 30-MINUTE REFRIGERATOR METHOD

Chill your wine quickly with a cold compress.

YOU NEED:

  • 1 linen dish towel
  • Cold water

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Wet and wring out the dish towel
  • Wrap towel around the bottle
  • Place the wine in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving.

THE 40-MINUTE REFRIGERATOR-FREE METHOD

Salt lowers water’s freezing point, chilling your wine faster than the standard ice bath.

YOU NEED:

  • 1 gallon-sized bowl or bucket
  • 1-2 trays of ice cubes
  • ½ cup of salt
  • Cold water
  • 1 small towel
  • 1 large spoon

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • In the bowl, mix salt with a splash of water
  • Add ice and bottle of wine to the bowl
  • Leave wine in bowl for 30-40 minutes, rotating wine occasionally
  • Wipe bottle off with towel and serve.