How to chill wine

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Summer is here and if you like wine, chances are you’ll be stuck with a warm bottle that needs to be chilled in a hurry. Here are some handy tips from wine experts in New York City for chilling wine in a hot minute … or twenty.
Summer is here and if you like wine, chances are you’ll be stuck with a warm bottle that needs to be chilled in a hurry.  Here are some handy tips from wine experts in New York City for chilling wine in a hot minute … or twenty.

Ideal wine temperatures

“The best way is to get it from your cellar at its natural temperature – around 55 degrees (Fahrenheit),” says Jeff Mckay a wine consultant in NYC.  But how many wine drinkers have actually a cellar? “If you don’t have a cellar and you buy it from a wine shop, make sure that you buy from the fridge so it is chilled before you arrive home” McKay adds.

Chilling wine in a hurry

Roland D. from Abbaye de Valmagne wines suggests a bucket filled with ice and cold water for about 15 minutes. “I put it in very very cold water for just a few minutes. In a bucket with water, the entire bottle is in contact with the cold, whereas in a bucket with ice there are some holes so the bottle does not chill entirely,” he says.

Would you do the same with champagne? “I would,” Roland says. He would also chill some reds like the Pinot Noir and Beaujolais. You can also serve other fruity reds chilled like Cabernet Franc, Beaujolais and Pinot Noir but just slightly.


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