White wine might be the perfect accompaniment to a summer dinner party. But how many times have you realized only moments before your guests arrive that you've forgotten to chill your bottle of wine? We've got a tip that'll give you ice-cold wine in less than 10 minutes with nothing more than ice, water and salt.
Here's what you do: Fill an ice bucket about a third full of ice cubes. (Staying true to my statement above, if you don't have an ice bucket, you can always use a large mixing bowl or even your kitchen sink.) On top of the ice, spread a generous handful or two of salt — about a third of a cup. Work the bottle of wine into the ice cubes, then fill the ice bucket the rest of the way with cold water making sure as much of the bottle is submerged as possible. Violà! You've got super-cold wine in no time. And trust me, this works a million times better than shoving it in the freezer for a few minutes.
We're filing this under one more way that salt saves the day.
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