Did you know that your wine bottle can be cold in minutes with the help of a few household items? Here are 7 ideas to get your wine bottle cold fast.
1) A bucket of ice water and salt
Put the bottle in a bucket of ice water and add salt until the water is slushy.
If you’re in a pinch and want your cold wine fast, just put the bottle into a bucket of ice water with salt until it’s slushy.
It’ll chill the wine down in minutes. In addition, the colder temperature makes the icy-cold liquid contract quickly so that when you pour yourself some bubbly, less gas escapes from the solution creating a better-tasting, smoother drink.
2) Cock the bottled wine with a corksicle.
Finally, you can use a corksicle, an ice pop that you put into the opening of your wine bottle, and then cork it immediately. As soon as this freezes, it’s ready to serve. It will stay cold for at least 30 minutes without watering down the taste of your drink. This method works well if you have a more excellent ice bucket with you. Just put in some water and place the corksicle inside.
3) Place it in an ice bucket or sink filled with cool water
Fill a bucket or sink with cool water and place the bottle in it for about 15 minutes before serving. If you have a few spare minutes, this is an excellent method to chill down your wine quickly so that it tastes at its best when everyone arrives.
4) Wrap it in a wet towel
Wrap the bottle in a wet towel or put it into your freezer for 30 minutes to an hour before serving.
Wrap the wine bottle in a wet towel and place it into a freezer. Do this about 30 minutes to an hour before serving. If you don’t have any time at all, this is another excellent way to chill down your wine quickly and easily. The cold temperature makes the icy-cold liquid contract which decreases gas from escaping solution — creating a better-tasting, smoother drink.
5) Drop frozen grapes into your wine glass
Freeze some grapes and place them into your wine bottle before serving to keep it cold with minimal flavor dilution. The frozen grapes are a great way to chill down that particularly hot-climate white or blush without watering it down too much; make sure you take out the ice when they’re all melted.
6) Use single bottle wine chillers
One of the fastest ways to get your wine bottle cold fast is to use a single-bottle wine chiller.
It works by extracting the heat from the wine bottle and transferring it to an ice-cold source using a cooling gel. Then, just put the bottle inside the chiller and let it chill for 15-20 minutes.
Ensure that the bottle is dry before you put it inside and seal it airtight.
7) Wrap a newspaper around it.
Wrap a newspaper around the bottle, then put it into another paper bag, then finally wrap it in aluminum foil
The insulation keeps heat from reaching the wine while allowing air to pass around it so that condensation doesn’t occur on your tablecloth. This method is best for serving an already chilled bottle of white wine at room temperature.