How to Chill Wine Fast
Guests due in 10 minutes, and the wine's not chilled? Don't worry, there's a trick to chilling it super-fast.
Chilling Wine in Metal Bucket
Place the wine bottle in an ice bucket or large pot. Fill the bucket with ice.
Icing Down Bottle of Wine
Add water to the bucket.
Add Rock Salt to Ice Bucket for Chilling Wine
Stir in a few handfuls of salt any kind will do. The salt causes the ice to melt at a lower temperature, which results in the water becoming colder much faster, cutting chilling time by 1/3. Twist the bottle every few minutes; in 10 minutes the wine will be perfectly chilled.
Chilling Drinks for Party
You can use this method with any bottle you want to get cold fast: soda, lemonade, beer you name it.