Remember the days before Google when you had to Ask Jeeves if you didn’t know the answer to a question? Am I aging myself here? Should I have just asked Jeeves that question? No! I should ask myself. Wait. What?
Introducing Ask Whit. Every Monday, I’ll answer all of your wine related questions with grace, wisdom and aplomb! Or something like that. First up:
Q: “How do I keep a bottle of wine cold? I don’t have a cooler or any ice packs!”
A: Summer is the season of chilled beverages and transporting said beverages to various locations that are not your kitchen. How do we keep all this stuff at the most drinkable of temperatures? No need to own any legit ice packs or even a cooler. Take an empty water bottle, fill it with water and throw it in the freezer. Instant, portable ice! Put your wine and your new bottle o’ ice in a water-safe bag (I love my Baggu) and you’re good to go. If you don’t have any water bottles lying around, you can use a plastic freezer storage bag instead. Easy as crap!