It’s a beautiful evening and a few friends have dropped in to share a glass or two on the back patio. Great…except that your favourite white is far from chilled. Even your reds have slightly succumbed to the summer temps and are a little less that ideal in the serving temperature department. Worry not! You can chill those out in 10 minutes (or less). Here’s how;
Fill an ice bucket 1/2 way with ice. If you don’t have an ice bucket, improvise. A small (clean!) garbage bin works well.
Top the bucket up with water.
Add salt and stir. Yup, salt. It will prevent the ice from melting quickly.
Put your bottle(s) in. Make sure to spin/rotate the bottle(s) every 2 minutes.
Enjoy a cool class of wine in 10 minutes!
If you can’t find an ice bucket, wrap your bottle in a damp dishcloth and put it in the freezer for 10 minutes.