How to Use a Metal Wine Chiller

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There are two types of wine chillers; the wine cooler which houses your entire collection of wine and the metal wine chiller which keeps your bottle cool by your side while you enjoy the fruity flavors.

To enjoy the perfect glass of white you need both of these chilling items. You may even need to use a wine chiller for your red of your house is over 70° Fahrenheit. White wine should be served at a temperature of between 49° and 55° while red should be at 62-68°.

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Steps To Use Metal Wine Chiller

Storing your wines at a cool temperature helps to preserve them and the flavor of the wine. Once you’ve opened them it’s the white you want to keep cool:

    • Your Bottle – This needs to be placed in your metal wine cooler. In general you’ll find it better to open it before you serve than when you’re preparing it.


  • Ice It – You now need to add some ice to your wine chiller. It is best to use medium sized chunks so that they don’t melt too quickly. The ice should surround the lower half of the bottle.
  • Watering Your Wine – Adding a little cold water to your metal chiller will help the cooling process.
  • Start Drinking – The wine should be cool enough to drink in as little as five minutes. It should stay cool for approximately 2 hours; giving you and your friends enough time to enjoy the wine.


It is worth noting that you can also purchase a wine sleeve which fits over your wine bottle. The sleeve will need to have been kept in the freezer for at least 4 hours. Considering it is so small it will be easy to keep a sleeve in the freezer at all times.

Slide the sleeve over your wine and give it 5 minutes; the wine will be cool enough to drink. Even better it will stay that way for approximately 4 hours.

Don’t forget that if you use a wine cooler you will get condensation running down the outside of the bottle. It is best to have a towel under the wine chiller to prevent water marks appearing on your furniture.

No Ice Metal Wine Chiller

It is also possible to get a stainless steel wine chiller which doesn’t require ice to cool your bottle. Instead of ice there are 3 or 4 freezer packs which slide into pockets on the wine cooler. These can be removed and placed in the freezer; in fact it’s a good idea to keep them in the freezer.

Then simply slide them into your wine chiller and give them 5 minutes to cool the inside space. Add your bottle and enjoy chilled wine for up to 3 hours.

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