#4 Two Ways To Chill Wine Quickly - One Safe & One A Bit Chancy + a Few Gadgets
From ice buckets to gadgets...
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Two Ways To Chill Wine Quickly - One Safe and One A Little Bit Chancy
Your guests are on the way, the chicken is in the oven, the focaccia is proofing and everything is under control...oops forgot to chill the wine. You have maybe half an hour, now what?
Many wine related subjects involve opinion, taste and other factors where perhaps only time will tell but chilling wine quickly is pretty straight forward - it's all physics. There still seem to be competing theories though about how best to get wines that need to be chilled i.e. white, sparkling or Rosé, down to serving temperature.
You have two basic methods near at hand, to achieve this kind of temperature drop when you are short of time - an ice bucket or your freezer.
Ice Bucket Method - Safe, Sure, Predictable and It Looks Good on the Table
This is the most obvious and familiar way to chill your wine of course. If you don't have an ice bucket, you should probably get one to have around if you drink chilled wine from time to time.
It doesn't matter whether it is metal, plastic or glass. In a pinch, you can use a larger sturdy flower vase, a small waste basket, a large stockpot or your bathroom sink. It just needs to be proportioned so that you can get the bottle up to its neck in ice water and small enough that you don't need four bags of ice to create very icy water.
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