The Best Methods for Chilling Wine

The Best Methods for Chilling Wine

Dec 7th 2020

Every wine has their own specific temperature for their aromas and flavors to be fully brought out. Wine cellars and storage vaults are generally kept anywhere between 45-60 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the type of wine that is being stored. Wine described as room temperature would be the temperature that the wine is being kept in, whether it is in a cellar or hanging on your wine rack at home. So what is the best temperature to serve wines? Some light-bodied red wines such as pinot noir and grenache have the best flavor when served right out of the cellar, 50-55 degrees, bringing out their fruity freshness and complex tannins. Chilling is an important component to getting the best flavor out of your whites, rosés, and sparkling wines. These delicious summer favorites, such as a chardonnay or pinot grigio are also best chilled to 50-55 degrees to experience the fullness of their fruity a

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nd nutty flavors. Most of us do not have our own wine vault, so here are some examples of how to get your wine chilled to that perfect temperature.

The Freezer:

Many people who want to chill a bottle of wine quickly will lay the bottle in the freezer. This method works eventually, but there is another way that works in half the time. Wrap your wine bottle in a damp towel and put it in the freezer to chill. This will bring the temperature of your wine to about 50 degrees when left for 30 minutes at 15 degrees Fahrenheit.

Chill Sticks:

Who hasn’t had a guest drop in with a delicious bottle of wine? How are you going to chill it quick so you can serve it immediately? Wine chill sticks, or chilled wine bottle spouts have become a house-hold staple for people who enjoy wine on a regular basis. There are a variety of brands to choose from, any of which will get your wine chilled in minutes. These stainless-steel tools are kept in your freezer until needed. The stainless-steel stems extend all the way to the bottom of the wine bottle, drawing up the wine, and has a spout for pouring. The wine comes out crisp and cool and keeps your glass of wine chilled for 30-40 minutes. It does not alter the taste in any way and fits all standard wine bottles.

Ice Bucket:

It is no wonder that this is how restaurants chill their bottles of wine. This is by far the fastest and easiest way to chill a bottle of wine. You simply fill an ice bucket with ice and then add in a handful of kosher salt. The water from the ice acts as a more efficient thermal conductor than the air in the freezer and cools at about 25 times faster. You will need to fully immerse the bottle into the ice and turn it every few minutes for this to chill your wine properly. After about 15 minutes of this, you will have a chilled bottle of wine that is ready to serve.

Custom Wine Cellar:

When you join Club Jeroboam’s wine club, it is likely you will find yourself with several bottles of wine needing to be kept at just the right temperature. It may be wise to invest in a wine refrigerator or custom cellar. These coolers are designed to store your favorite bottles of wine at the perfect temperatures to preserve them for as long as needed. Head over to our website to learn more and join today!