How to chill a bottle of wine faster

Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we’re sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.

Today: How to chill a bottle of wine so quickly, your guests won’t even notice their glasses are empty.

You can prepare all you want for a party — make lists, buy bags of ice, chill your wine, make everything in advance — and still find yourself, a little after 10 PM, with a room full of thirsty people and a fridge that’s been raided of all its chilly Grüner or Prosecco. Here is how you fix that problem:

To chill a bottle of wine in a jiffy, you just need an ice bucket — or a less classy but equally large receptacle — plus some ice, water, and lots of salt.

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