We will have a few hot days ahead of the end of summer. Especially during the summer heat, wine lovers have to keep the wine cool. Maintaining the correct serving temperature of the wine is impossible during the summer. We bring you a few tips on how to achieve and maintain properly chilled wines.


The refrigerator is your best friend during the summer. Even for red wine. If the room temperature is about 21 ° C, leave the red wine in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before serving. White and rosé wines will need about an hour to reach a serving temperature of about 10 ° C.

Ice bucket

If you want to enjoy wine during the heat, you must have a bucket full of ice after a year. If you do not have ice, a bucket of cold water will be good. Ice in the bucket will work even better if you add salt. Fresh water cannot fall below 0 ° C without freezing completely frozen. However, by adding a little salt, a low water temperature can be achieved and the wine will cool down faster.

Wine coolers

A more sophisticated version of the ice bucket is the automated wine cooler. It is like a small bucket-shaped refrigerator and will keep one or two bottles at the right temperature.

Ice cubes

An unconventional tip is to freeze the wine into a "wine ice cube". You can then add this cube to the warmer wine. However, care must be taken to ensure that you have the same wine in the "wine ice cube" with which you serve it.

Bunch of grapes

You can also smooth the wine using a frozen bunch of grapes. Then you do not risk diluting the wine.


Some winemakers believe that freezing wine in the freezer is dangerous. However, this is not true. All you have to do is time the wine in the freezer correctly. If you want a slightly smoothed wine, just leave it in the freezer for 15 minutes. If you want to cool it properly, leave it in the freezer for half an hour.