Have you ever been at home when a good friend drops by and you remember at the last moment that you forgot to chill the wine? You know they prefer a particular bottle of wine – which you always have on hand in the fridge, only to realise with dread that it is still sitting in the wine rack or box! What on earth are you to do? They don’t like other wine or beer you have, and you really wanted to be the perfect host.
Well, don’t panic as there is a way to instantly chill any glass of wine, as you will see below.
Take a look in your freezer and check out the range of frozen fruits you have on hand (you do have some, don’t you!). A few strawberries would go great in a tall glass of Pinot Grigio or Spumante, while grapes can do wonders for both red and white wine (normally red grapes in red wines and white grapes for white wines, but try experimenting!) And if you want to add some flavours to the wine, try adding some mango to the Moscato, or peach slices to the Chardonnay.
The important thing to remember is that there are no hard and fast rules, and it really does come down to taste and personal preference. Some fruits add flavour, while others like grapes tend not to, but they all work wonders in reducing the temperature of the wine in the glass. And when the glass is empty you get the bonus of enjoying a lovely piece of wine-infused fruit to eat. We love doing this to red wines on a hot Aussie summer day; try a glass or two of Sangria made with some Merlot and a selection of sliced fruits added such as apples, strawberries, oranges, pineapple, mango and melon. Make it up in a jug and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours or overnight and serve in a tall glass. It is delicious to drink – and eat!
Try it sometime and let us know what fruit and wine combinations you tried, and what you thought of it.
Living each adventure,
Christine and Trevor
Empowering people to live a healthy, active, authentic and fulfilling life.
Adelaide, South Australia.
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