Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Science for Grown-Ups

Wine taught me science.  Don’t try to quickly chill a bottle of pinot grigio in the freezer and then let life distract you from a glass for over 24 hours. Liquid expands when frozen and corks (real or synthetic) don’t like it.  

What you should take away from this:
  •  Nothing about a refrigerator is fun to clean. Don’t chance it.
  •  Use frozen fruit in your wine instead of trying to chill it.  
  •  Don’t use ice cubes.  Drinking it that way just won’t make you feel good about yourself.  As you can tell from the picture, I sometimes drink alone (in a totally acceptable way).  But not with ice cubes. :) 
  • It’s delicious with the fruit. 
  • Your grocery store sells lots of frozen fruit.  Buy a bag to have on hand.
  •  It looks fancy.  Impress friends by doing it and they won’t even know you were too short on time to completely chill the wine!

Just imagine if I hadn’t gone all out to buy the $6 bottle and instead went with a cheap twist top.  I won’t be teaching that lesson.  
Any experiments, accidental or purposeful, of your own lately?


  1. You learn something new every day!! Next time I've over can we do this?!? Thanks!