There’s two different reasons to keeping wine cool, before serving so it’s cool while it's being stored and keeping it cool whilst your serving your wine at the dinner table. This affects both red and white wine, red wine more so whilst it's being stored and white wine whilst it's being served.
Keeping white wine and rosé chilled at the dinner table is vital to enjoying it to its maximum, there’s various ways to keeping wine cool whilst serving that Wineware offer.
This traditional method of using a wine bucket is still probably the most popular, whether it be at home or in a restaurant / bar environment. Usually available in a range of materials including plastic, metal or glass, the wine cooler bucket can sit on the dinner table whilst you enjoy your meal. The bottle sits in a bucket of ice and cold water, cooling the bottle of wine.
1 - Place your bottle (white wine, rosé or champagne) in the centre of the bucket
2 - Add ice to the bucket, making sure the bottle is surrounding
3 - Add a little bit of cold water to the bucket
This is a modern way of cooling wine, time convenient and keeps the wine cool for up to 2 hours. Store the cooler sleeve in the freezer until use, place over a bottle of white wine and it instantly cools the wine within 5 minutes! This is great if you have a sudden arrival of guests or you’ve forgotten to cool the wine before dinner, it also means you don’t have a to have mass storage space for a wine cooler as this sleeve will take up next to no space in the freezer!
1 - Store the cooler sleeve in the freezer for atleast 4 hours
2 - Place the chilled cooler sleeve over your bottle
3 - Wait 5 minutes before serving your chilled wine
This cooler is slightly different to the two above, this time the cooling device actually goes inside the bottle with the liquid rather than cooling from outside. The Corkcicle is stored in the freezer until it's needed and you simply insert it into the bottle so it makes contact with the liquid, chilling the wine. The Corkcicle also has a pourer and aerator that helps the wine even more, adding more features to the product.
1 - Store the corkcicle in the freezer for atleast 4 hours
2 - Pour a 'taste' amount into a glass
3 - Insert and leave the corkcicle wine cooler into the bottle
4 - Wait atleast 5 minutes before serving your chilled wine
Keeping wine cool and at the correct storage temperature is vital for longevity of the wine, you don’t want it to get too warm within the bottle or too cold. Using a wine cabinet is ideal for keeping wine cool, whether it be red wine, white wine or champagne.
Ideally red wine should be stored between 13˚C & 17˚C, White Wine between 8˚C & 12˚C and Champagne between 5˚C & 8˚C. More information can be found on our wine storage temperature guide.
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