The Secret Trick to Chilling Wine Instantly
Refrigerate? Ain’t nobody got time for that.
When you’ve just bought a bottle of wine, it’s easy for your inner Veruca Salt to take over: You want it now. Not in the 2-3 hours it can take for it to cool in the fridge, an hour in the freezer, or even the 20 minutes it can take to soak a paper towel, wrap it around the bottle and put it in the freezer.
We’re an instant-gratification society, after all—especially when it comes to poppin’ bottles. News editor Rheanna Bellomo had a simple solution: Use frozen fruit. Many people already keep some in the freezer for smoothies, smoothie bowls (they’re so hot, er, cool right now), and pies anyway. A few pieces of frozen fruit keeps your drink cool—perfect for slow sippers, who can nurse a drink over a few hours—without diluting it, like you would with ice cubes. Plus, you get a booze-infused snack when your glass is empty. Win!
We came up with this handy guide of the very best pairings to try: