Tools and tricks to bring out wines\' best flavor during hot summer months
It\'s time to put those white people and the Ross couple, yes, the red stuff in the fridge.
But don\'t worry if you don\'t plan ahead.
There are many ways to make the bottle cold.
Let the wine cool, anything from the hand of the galvanized metal barrel
Hammer copper beauty will do the trick.
It is important to ensure that there is water and ice in the bucket and to make the water and ice as high as possible ---
It\'s best to cool down the whole bottle of wine.
Don\'t be afraid to improvise: the bathroom sink full of ice and water will do a great job in the hotel.
I even knew that I used a plastic trash can lined with plastic bags for this purpose.
Remember, it\'s not just white people who need to calm down.
In warm weather, or in overheated houses, even red ones tend to be too warm.
Reduce their temperature by several degrees to keep them cool (but not cold)
The taste of the wine can be greatly different.
When it\'s too hot, a glass of red wine will appear too alcoholic, too relaxed, or too peaceful.
Cool down the red slightly to relieve the pressure on alcohol and make the taste more concentrated.
In the world of wine coolers, here are a few options: three wine coolers from Italy: Alessi, an Italian design company, can buy very stylish wine accessories.
For something classic but stylish, check out the stainless steel wine barrels of the famous designer Ettore Sottsass.
This one in the mirror
After polishing, hold the two bottles and the depth is enough to dip them into the neck.
A higher version will cool two tall German bottles or a magnum.
If you really want to become more like it, you can put a wine cabinet in the restaurant.
Stainless steel wine barrel, $262, $367;
Wine counter, $525.
From Alessi online and the Alessi store in West Hollywood.
For something more avant-garde, look at the curve of Alessi\'s very modern wine cooler in matte or mirror --
Polished by Louis Mazzeri Massoni and Carol, $227.
For fun, Ron Arad designed the Alessi Chiringuito cooler that looks like a high
Plastic tote bag (
It\'s actually a thermoplastic resin)
There is plenty of room for two bottles and a handle so you can hang it on the back of the chair and get $63 from red or white Alessi and unicahome.
Only white com.
The Alessi store is located at 313 Robertson Avenue.
West Hollywood. (310)276-7096.
Stainless steel champagne barrel with bracket: Would you like to make a restaurant in your own home?
Or you only have a very small table and space.
Saving equipment makes life easier
A little more complicated.
Wine lovers can refrigerate that bottle of Dom in a stainless steel champagne bucket on a smooth stand for only $80.
Williams-French hammer copper barrel
Sonoma has long been carrying Super
Coviel hammer the copper and copper pans from a French company dating back to 1830.
Who knows that Mauviel has also made a copper wine barrel and placed it directly on my wish list?
It\'s canned, like traditional copper pots.
The bronze handle is rivet and better for heavy lifting.
And a lifetime warranty of $345.
Japanese wooden wine barrels: Forever
Hitachiya, a charming Japanese cooker store, sells a beautiful wine barrel made of cypress trees in Torrance.
It has a bottle for $148.
Hitachiya, rolling hills Square (near BevMo), 2509 W.
Torrance Pacific Coast Highway (310)534-3136, .
Crystal champagne and wine barrel: in order to show that bottle of rose champagne while the champagne is cooling, please match the handmade crystal champagne and wine ice bucket, available online from Kaufmann Mercantile.
The edge of the clear crystal barrel is curved and better for dumping melted ice water.
Made in the UK, $129.
Vintage porcelain baby tub on Booth: Holm Manor, Texas-
At the Mexican breakfast and lunch location in Los Feliz, owner Briana Valdez drinks soda and her delicious aquas murals in the retro white porcelain baby tub filled with ice.
It is located in a booth, I have seen it at a party full of champagne, and the champagne bottle is nestled on the ice.
I seem to remember seeing some at the flea market and finding one on Williams online --
Sonoma with a booth costs $250.
They are touting baby bathtubs as places to plant herbs. We know better. To keep pre-
Bottle of ice. . .
Wine Cabinet sleeves: these are the best to keep the wine cool that has been cooled.
I keep putting a few in the fridge ready to slip on the bottle on my way to a restaurant or a friend\'s house.
Some of them are fat. Theme graphics.
Some are just utilitarian.
I love the nice look customized by Le Creuset cookware company.
It is shaped like a bottle with shoulders, so it is small in size, which also means touching more bottles.
Its black elastic edge holds the bottle tightly.
Most importantly, it has red, blue, burgundy, Black
And a cheerful orange. About $22.
Available online from Le Creuset and Williams-Sonoma (black only).
The Crate and Barrel have a simple black nylon and resin cotton wine cooler sleeve for $19. 95, too.
But it\'s clear that in terms of style, Le Creuset\'s fitted sleeves won.
The cheap alternative is the Vacu Vin fast ice cooler in chrome.
There is no vineyard scene, and there is no crowd playing the beauty age, there is only one simple silver jacket with six pockets inside and a liquid inside to freeze the solid.
Slide over your bottle and look, Chardonnay will keep it cool for hours.
Amazon\'s $11. 99.
Ice bottle cooler mold: a new product that is essentially a double eccentricwalled mold.
Pour the water into it, freeze it for 24 hours, then remove the ice Post, place it in a stainless steel stand and insert a bottle of wine.
It should last for six hours, but maybe you should change a drink if you drink white wine or champagne slowly.
If you want to be creative, you can add flowers, leaves or citrus slices, tiny plastic dinosaurs ---whatever --
During freezingFrom Williams-Sonoma, $29. 95. Double-
Insulation wall hold pre
Three hours of chilled white cool, which should give you plenty of time to drink Sancerre or Riesling.
The walls on this baby are clear acrylic and it would be better to think about the labels and designs.
$19 from wine lovers. 95.
OXO Steel wine set: simple and fashionable brushed stainless steel wine set, double
A wine of one to two hours at the same temperature is walled.
The soft interior \"moat\" catches any water drop.
With this gadget, the bottle can be taken directly from the fridge to the table, eliminating the fuss of the wine barrels and all the waiters.
You can find it in the store and online for $25.
Note, though: there is also a less attractive version of OXO Good Grips.
Stick to this.
I haven\'t tried this one yet, but it makes sense to put down a slender frozen \"corkcicle\" in the center of a bottle of wine will help keep the temperature of the frozen white wine.
It may also be perfect as it will cool down the red stuff on a warm day.
After pouring out the first frozen white wine, insert the corkcicle into your white wine bottle to keep the temperature up to an hour.
For the Red Army, pour out a little taste and make room for Koko Secco.
Your red color should be ready to go in 15 minutes. Made from BPA-
Free plastic and non
Natural cork color, or white, blue, green, yellow, orangeor purple.
This is the picture of Hank\'s wife, Mary, who will go with her purple in \"Break Up \". themed decor.
Available from Corkcicle, $ month. 92.