How Many Ways Can You Chill Champagne?

Very good advice on chilling champagne from PREMIERCHAMPAGNE. The Connoisseur comment is of special interest…the nuances of some vintage champagnes become apparent as the champagne “warms” a bit outside the ice bucket.

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how-many-ways-can-you-chill-champagnePutting a block of ice in a champagne glass is akin to slathering your truffles in ketchup, but a humble ice bucket isn’t always enough to chill that bottle in good time. Bubbly drinkers in a rush have long depended on the trusty freezer compartment, and although champagne has a low freezing temperature, forget about that bottle at your own risk. It will explode if it reaches below 15 to 22 degrees Fahrenheit. Keeping it at a constant 40 to 60 degrees is ideal if you want to preserve its alcohol level, bottom and top notes. If you’re in a hurry, though, science can help you to get a warm bottle to the right temperature faster.

The Magic of Salt

Salt might be an impedance if you’re trying to boil water, but it’s a boon when you need temperatures to go in the opposite direction. It disrupts water molecules…

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