How to chill a bottle of wine in just 3 minutes


THE only thing worse than a warm glass of wine is having to wait for your bottle to cool. But there’s a way to cool your beverage in just three minutes.

A wine master sommelier has revealed how to chill your white or rosé down in less than three minutes and it’s genius advice!

The secret is an ice bath with plenty of salt, according to wine expert Brian McClintic.

The full bottle should be submerged. It’s hard to say how much salt, let’s just say a liberal amount. What happens is the bottle is encased in ice and therefore comes down in temperature much more quickly.

So what’s the science behind it? Basically, salt reduces the freezing point of water, meaning the liquid becomes ice cold without solidifying.

Some of us resort to sticking a bottle of vino in the freezer — but this trick is even more effective, because liquids are better at transferring heat than gases like air.

In order to cool the wine, the heat from the bottle needs to be transferred to its surroundings and, no matter how many cubes you pack in, there will always be some pockets of air around the ice.

But, if you add water, the liquid flows into these pockets and makes direct contact with the wine bottle — instantly absorbing its heat.