Sunday, October 9, 2011

Oops...I Forgot to Chill the Wine!

Who has not committed this crime? Everything is ready...the meal is on arrives in half an hour and then....oops, your bottle of white wine is sitting out at room temperature. So you toss the bottle in the freezer and hope for the best. Problem is, it will take a full hour for that wine to chill down to a drinkable 50º from room temperature.

Worry have a new best friend. Your dish towel. Wrap that bottle of wine in a dish towel, slap it under the faucet for a thorough soaking and then put it in the freezer. Cooling occurs when heat is transferred away from the bottle. Water is a much more efficient conductor of heat than air. So that wet towel will quickly freeze and drop the wine from room temperature to 50º in just 30 minutes flat. Smokin'!

To release the towel from the bottle, just put it under running water for a few seconds.

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