The doorbell rings, your guests are here, and—uh-oh—you forgot to chill the wine. This video shows a quick, clever cool-down trick that will have you sipping in no time.
Wine bucket, ice, cold water, bottle of wine, salt
Fill it a little more than halfway.
It should just cover the ice cubes.
Two handfuls should do it.
The wine should be ready to serve in 25 to 30 minutes. Be sure to wipe the bottle well, removing all salt, before opening
Tip: To keep a bottle cool, strap an ice pack onto wine with a rubber band. Wrap a tea towel around both to disguise your wine cooler.