With the heat wave continuing we are waiting on the signs of the apocalypse, but the question we are getting asked most often is how can I cool me wine faster?
Fast:The freezer is a good starting point but it’s not the fastest way. Too much air and other things in there so the bottle isn’t completely covered in cold goodness!
Faster: Add a gel sleeve to the wine bottle in the freezer. Getting something cold touching the bottle transfers the cold to the wine faster.
Fastest: Get a bucket and fill it about half full of ice. Then add the coldest water you can get from the tap fill the bucket to about 3/4 full. Now you have something approximating the ice floes of the Arctic–in fact, add salt to the water to decrease the range of the water to below 32 degrees. Submerge the bottle in the bucket. Stir or swirl for fastest results, beware this leads to a different kind of red hands.