These days, we’re all about hacks. Food hacks. Life hacks. Wine hacks.
Here are some popular wine hacks and our much more practical suggestions for dealing with your issues:
>> Freeze grapes and use them to chill your wine: This is a pretty good suggestion. It beats putting ice cubes in your wine and watering it down.
You know what’s better, though? Keeping a bottle in your fridge at all times and being vigilant about replacing it when it’s gone.
>> Cool your wine faster by putting it in a bucket with ice and salt: Again, the result of poor planning. The theory here is the salt lowers the freezing point of the ice and cools the wine faster.
But just how much salt do you people have lying around the house? I’m lucky to scrape a few grains out of the shaker when I’m making margaritas.
>> Make cheap wine taste fancy by putting it in a blender: OK, I feel like you’re really pushing it here. Just buy better wine. Ten bucks will get you something quite drinkable.
>> Freeze leftover wine in ice cube trays to use later when you’re cooking: I’m sorry. What exactly is “leftover wine”?