How to Chill Wine Fast: A Step-by-Step Guide
Step 1: Find a Container
Place the wine bottle in an ice bucket or large pot. Fill the bucket with ice.
Step 2: Add Water
Pour water into the bucket.
Step 3: Add Salt
Stir in a few handfuls of salt — any kind will do. The salt causes the ice to melt at a lower temperature, which results in the water becoming colder much faster, cutting the chilling time by one-third. Turn the bottle every few minutes; in 10 minutes, the wine will be perfectly chilled.
Step 4: More Than Wine
You can use this method with any liquid you want to chill fast: soda, lemonade, beer — you name it. Watch our how-to video for more.