5 Ways to Chill your Wine
Don't drown your drink with ice water, use one of these great ideas to keep your favorite summer tipple cool and refreshing!
We all know that wine should be served at the correct temperature, but sometimes that can be a challenge. Consider summer for example. There you are enjoying your favorite wine, and POW! Mother nature pulls a fast one on you and gets it all warm, diffuse, and unbalanced. What's a wine lover to do?
The easy way out is to drop an ice cube in your wine, which in and of itself isn't exactly the end of the world, but sometimes you just don't want to dilute all the flavor and intensity your favorite winemakers have worked so hard to capture. In that case some ingenuity is needed, and we've got a few suggestions for you! Check out some of these cool gifts designed to keep your summer sipping refreshingly chilled all summer long!
Yes I can see that these are obviously designed for whisky, but what makes them great for chilling whiskey also makes them perfect for your favorite wines. These soapstone cubes are easy to freeze and reuse. At $22 for six cubes, or $20 for two “MAX" cubes these may sound expensive but you'll only have to pay once for a lifetime of properly chilled wine and whisky!
For those of you in the UK, or traveling there you might also be interested in so-called Nordic Rocks. Originally released in sets of ten, these "pollution free" stones are similar to Whisky Stones, but seem to be even more expensive. At $25 for five stones I'd be searching the shelves for any remaining ten packs that might be floating around the marketplace!
Well, it looks like just about any good rock might be a candidate for chilling your drink. Something clean, wash it well now, and smooth seems to be a good bet here. While I'm not recommending that you start putting frozen rocks in your wine glass, that's not to say that I'm not about to try it. A stop off at my local gardening supply house will probably yield me pounds of 1 1/2 inch river stones for just a few bucks! That's worth testing out!
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Why all this talk of rocks anyway you ask? Why not go upscale and opt instead for easy to clean, beautifully colored glass "stones"? I can't think of a good reason not to at least try these out, and I even found ones that are heart shaped. So cute!
Of course while we're going down the rustic path to wine chilling someone has already invented a way to chill each pour of wine, which might work in the great outdoors. The Ravi wine pourer is designed to chill your wine as it flows from the bottle, taking all the stones and rocks out of the equation and leaving you with a glass of pure refreshment. Still there is something to be said for the whole hunter gather option but this will probably impress your guests more!