Kitchen Tip #18 Wine Ice Cubes

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Chilled White Wine

 It’s hot. Yes, not much of a revelation, but one which causes us Brits various and many problems every time the temperature goes up just a little; from melting train lines, to drought, to flooding.

One such less than major issue is how to keep a cold glass of wine chilled on a very hot day. Some would say only pour a little at a time (impractical), stand inside or in the shade (not likely) or add ice (unthinkable!!!!!).

Now ice has its place; in a spritzer it is a must, but a spritzer can be made with any old plonk. To add ice to good wine is akin to eating truffles with tomato ketchup. I have only done it once and regretted it-not the truffle thing obviously.

Purists may still baulk at my suggestion, but one solution is to make ice cubes with the wine itself. This must, needless to say, be the same wine as you are drinking. This way, the melting cube is of the same taste with no dilution, but just a throughly chilled and unadulterated glass of something lovely. Cheers.

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3 thoughts on “Kitchen Tip #18 Wine Ice Cubes

  1. Such a good idea! To be honest, I’ve actually put water ice cubes in my wine when I am at home…shh…not very civilized, but I actually like the weaker alcohol-water mix. I imagine that this would greatly cut down on “wait time” when you get back from the store with a bottle that hasn’t been chilled…excellent, love this Aliya! 🙂

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