When you think of seasonally appropriate booze, rosé is the undisputed drink of the summer. But as you know, Summer Water’s equally-refreshing red counterpart Keep It Chill is not one to follow the rules.
Unlike traditional red wines, this Gamay is made to be chilled. Hardcore wine purists might turn up their noses at the idea, but it's low-key one of the most delicious things ever especially in the heat of summer. That said, we're giving you a few tips on how to chill your wine ahead of swamp-ass season.
Sure, the obvious approach might be to just stick it in the fridge the night before. But we have three innovative, and (more importantly) quick ways to get that bottle cold, stat.
1) Wrap the bottle in a wet dish rag, and then place into the freezer.
Instructions: dampen the dish rag (or paper towel), wrap your bottle of Keep It Chill with said rag or towel, and place into freezer. How exactly does this help, you ask? The cooling process is sped up by water evaporation.
Time: 20-30 minutes
2) Submerge the bottle of wine into a large bucket of ice water.
Instructions: fill a large container or bucket with 2/3 ice, add some water, and toss in a handful of Kosher salt. Now how exactly does this do the trick, you ask? This method lowers the water’s freezing point and expedites the cooling process.
Time: 10-15 minutes
3) Pour the wine into individual glasses.
Instructions: pour your wine into individual glasses, cover with plastic, and pop into the fridge.
Time: 25-30 minutes
And there you have it! Next time you find yourself in a pinch, you know where to find us.