This Is How To Chill A Bottle Of Wine In Three Minutes
There is nothing worse than fancying an impromptu glass (read: bottle) of wine, only to realise that you haven't bothered to keep it nice and chilled in the fridge. Lukewarm vino isn't exactly the one at a hot summer's BBQ.
While you could just chuck a few ice cubes into your tipple while wine connoisseurs gasp in utter horror, you could actually use this handy trick to chill your bottle down within just a few minutes instead.
The summer hack means you will never have to taste the horror of lukewarm wine (c'mon it's not that bad) ever again, just as long as you have a bag of salt, ice and water.
This trick comes courtesy of wine expert (dream job alert) Brian McClintic, who told My Domaine exactly how he manages to get his vino down to an acceptable temperature. FYI, that's seven to 13 degrees Celsius for white and rosé wine, and 13 and 18 degrees Celsius for a glass of yummy red.
All you have to do is use a "an ice water bath with plenty of salt," which he says: "Works like a charm."
Brian added: "The full bottle should be submerged. It's hard to say how much salt-let's just say a liberal amount. What happens is the bottle is encased in ice and therefore comes down in temperature much more quickly."
And to speed things up even more, give it a spin while it is underwater. Apparently, it will only take three or so minutes to reach a nice, chilled temperature.
Here's the science behind the nifty trick: salt actually reduces the freezing point of water, meaning it cools down quicker without turning into ice.
Seeing as you are bound to have salt and water readily available in your own home, it is definitely worth a shot.
Bottoms up, hun.
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